January 13, 2011
So, why isn’t there free access to the internet via the electrical power lines to date? The technology has been available for some time by now and is reportedly being used in certain areas of the country. With such technology, one merely needs to plug a computer compatible with such technology into any electrical outlet and….BAMM!! … you are on the internet and ready to surf. So, why hasn’t the government made this technology available to everyone?
Is free access to the internet over the electrical power lines not available because:
A. The electrical utilities, internet companies, and governments can not decide how to divvy the resulting profits (utilizing power lines which were, and are, paid for by the taxpayers)?
B. The powers that be do not want, potentially, to put the internet provider companies out of business?
C. The powers that-be do not want the economically underprivileged to have the ability to educate themselves because they want a potentially steady pool of ignorant individuals to round up to send off to fight wars? (Even though people are no longer needed to fight wars, in reality.)
D. Some unknown combination of all of the above choices?
Adam Trotter / AVT