DirecTV Will Use BPL to Provide Internet Access

August 17, 2007
DirecTV Will Use BPL to Provide Internet Access to Subscribers in Dallas

DirecTV Inc. has reached a wholesale distribution agreement with broadband over power line (BPL) services developer Current Group to provide high-speed Internet and voice-over-IP services by late 2007/early 2008.

Under the agreement, DirecTV will have access to the Current BPL network in Dallas–Fort Worth, covering some 1.8 million homes and businesses. DirecTV will be able to expand BPL offerings to other markets as Current builds out its network.

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