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Can you get Internet over power lines?

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It is possible to get Internet via power lines in certain areas. As of 2014, the technology was being tested in select U.S. and UK cities.

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Can you get Internet over power lines?
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In areas that have been set up to receive broadband via power lines, computers can connect to the Internet through a standard power outlet at speeds of up to 3 Mb/s. This speed allows broadband supplied via power lines to rival the speed of traditional DSL and cable Internet connections. The technology works by coupling radio-frequency energy into alternating current. Because of the different vibrational frequencies between the radio frequency and the alternating current, they do not interfere with each other.

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