Scottish and Southern Energy powerline broadband trials

Scottish and Southern Energy are launching a broadband-with-your-electricity-supply service, commonly called Power Line Communications.

It’s an idea that’s been discussed for a long time that finally looks like it’s coming true. It has a few advantages over other broadband services:

  • The provider doesn’t need to install another connection to the property
  • The user can plug the modem in at any room
  • The electricity companies already having a relationship with the customer and billing systems in place

Following Scottish and Southern Energy’s small 200 home trial, they are launching a larger trial of 15,000 homes to receive the £30/month 1Mb/s service in Crieff, Campbeltown, Stonehaven in Scotland and Winchester in the South of England.