Internet Protocol Subscriber Line™ (IPSL™) technology is the newest broadband technology on the block. IPSL is a proprietary broadband technology invented by Rim Semiconductor. Rim recently announced a trial of IPSL with Ringgold Telephone of Ringgold, GA. Rim also has a trial ongoing with BTC Broadband of Bixby, OK. IPSL promises bandwidth throughput of up to 35 Mbps at distances of up to 8,000 feet. If its promise proves to be reality, IPSL would be a welcome broadband solution for many carriers, especially telcos facing cable modem competition.
IPSL would also be a welcome solution for IPTV providers. Thirty-five Mbps conceivably provides adequate bandwidth for multiple HD streams, as well as other IPTV bandwidth intense applications. But before we get ahead of ourselves, IPSL has a long way to go before it proves to be a viable broadband option. But it will certainly be worth watching.