DirecTV and Current are pushing broadband over power lines (BPL) in the Dallas market. Current has equipped 130,000 homes with the service and DirecTV is beginning to market it. Packages range from a 1.5 Mbs symmetrical connection for $20/month to an 8 Mbs connection for $35/month. No word yet on penetration figures. There has been a delay in the rollout, due to Current waiting on new electricity meters that have to be installed at each home, replacing older ones.
DirecTV Pushing BPL in Texas