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Internet through the socket

Internet through the socket

At the beginning of 2001, the Internet will be available to several thousand households in Baden-Württemberg via the socket. According to Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), the technology is mature and should connect up to 10,000 customers to the Internet in the initial phase (spring 2001).

At the beginning of 2001, the Internet will be available to several thousand households in Baden-Württemberg via the socket. According to Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), the technology is mature and should connect up to 10,000 customers to the Internet in the initial phase (spring 2001). Of course, the technology can also be expanded across the board, but this also depends on demand. Internet access should be up to 20 times faster than a normal ISDN connection and the one-time installation of the Internet connection in the office or household should cost around 1000 DM according to estimates. It is not yet clear whether the customer will have to pay the DM 1,000. A few months ago, EnBW entered into a strategic partnership with Siemens so that this project could be implemented. But other energy providers are also working on the implementation of data transmission via the power line. E.g. the Essen-based RWE even wants to start on a large scale at the beginning of next year.

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