News: Portfolio 2008

BPL Global Expands Broadband Over Power Lines In Caracas

La Nueva Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) offers hundreds of customers access to high speed Internet over the existing electric infrastructure


PITTSBURGH, PA., May 5, 2008 – BPL Global, Ltd., a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy and information delivery, announced today that its BPL implementation in Caracas, Venezuela has been deemed successful by La Nueva Electricidad de Caracas (EDC).


The BPL deployment in Petare, a popular community in the East side of Caracas, has been operating in a trial mode serving numerous multi-dwelling units (MDU). It operates on the existing aerial medium voltage power lines, providing Internet service to low-income areas that are underserved. This project includes an elementary school with more than 1,000 students, enabling children access to the Internet.