Plans for PLT in The Netherlands

The Dutch National Society VERON reports the energy network operator Enexis is planning to use a powerline communications technology for fast Internet access. Such systems can pollute the RF spectrum which is a precious natural resource 

It appears the network administrator Enexis intends to start trials in Stadskanaal to deliver Internet over the power lines. VERON is concerned about these tests because of the impact on radio communications.

The technique used is similar to the PLC technology which can cause significant interference to radio users. The wiring of a house can act as an antenna and widespread interference can result.

VERON have expressed their concern to the Telecom Agency.

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