Believe it or not, some people in this country still don’t have access to broadband. Combine that with the fact that DirecTV is in a bit of a financial pickle and you’ll understand why the satellite TV provider is toying with the idea of starting a broadband over power line service in the near future. It’s currently deciding whether or not to go into formal testing, using a “top 50” U.S. city as its guinea pig. It’s even thinking about looking into Wi-Max technology to deliver broadband. The move is seen as a way for DirecTV to diversify its services and offerings, which go head to head with digital cable. My main beef with DirectTV is that it compresses the hell out of high definition broadcasts, but that’s a rant for another day.
DirecTV may try broadband on power lines [Reuters]