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Old 25-03-2013, 00:04
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That's about as meaningful as saying copper phone lines were never designed for broadband.
That is very true. However copper phone lines are a balanced pair and matched pretty well to the equipment on the other end so interference is not a problem. The mains wiring is unbalanced, unmatched, and has a discontinuity at every socket on the ring and when fed with wideband RF the whole house becomes a transmitter.
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