One of the things I like about Google is its penchant for stuff that’s, well, a bit out there. Like IP over power lines. It actually works, though. And it’s a bit more realistic than, say, carbon nanotubes to the moon.
From an Reuters report:
Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Hearst Corp. are investing about $100 million in Current Communications Group, a start-up that offers high-speed Internet connections over electricity lines, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Current Communications, of Germantown, Maryland, uses a technology that sends Internet signals over regular power lines, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the situation.
Current’s site is here.