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Come May 24, Web surfers in the tiny town of Everetts, N.C. -- population 172 -- will finally get to enjoy what many of us have taken for granted for years.

A simple, high-speed connection to the Internet.

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http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/P81685.asp
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Field test are already in progress in 2 towns in France and EDF (the national electricity power supplier) has received the authorization to become a telecom operator. The system should be available in all the country next year

After the TV by ADSL, no we have the ADSL by electrical outlet.
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A friend of mine from the university did a study about this and he found out that here in Rio de Janeiro some tests are being made by the local electricity company (Light).
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And of course, the power grid is everywhere and at every home, so I guess that's the way to go

Edit: Now I can see the writing on the wall:

Extra Extra, someone got electrocuted by trying to connect his ethernet cable into an AC wall outlet


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And of course, the power grid is everywhere and at every home, so I guess that's the way to go

Edit: Now I can see the writing on the wall:

Extra Extra, someone got electrocuted by trying to connect his ethernet cable into an AC wall outlet


-kwag
And I don't want to say you, when somebody want to have virtual sex.

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First "electrical" internet connection in my country was set 5 years ago, in small part of my city, and till now AFAIK this is only electrical connection at this moment Cable and ADSL dial-up are more cheaper to implement (specially ADSL). I'm cable
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someone got electrocuted by trying to connect his ethernet cable into an AC wall outlet
I've tested this connecting my ethernet adapter to power supply, but my computer preformed tree stages:
light -> sound -> smoke
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