Sunday, July 10, 2005

CenterPoint Energy and IBM Examine BPL

CenterPoint Energy, an electric transmission and distribution company, and IBM are working to explore broadband over power line (BPL) technology. CenterPoint Energy has opened a BPL technology center at one of its facilities in Houston to examine uses of BPL technology for consumers as well as utility companies. In addition, CenterPoint Energy has launched a limited pilot program designed to demonstrate the capabilities of BPL in the home to up to 50 Houston-area consumers. At the conclusion of the pilot, IBM will help CenterPoint Energy assess customer satisfaction and the lessons learned.

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