[Davisgig] Electrical grid as a broadband carrier

Jim Frame jhframe at dcn.org
Wed Aug 14 23:04:41 PDT 2019


Valley Clean Energy is planning to investigate the purchase PG&E's local 
electric infrastructure in light of the potential PG&E bankruptcy.  That 
opens some interesting possibilities.

On 8/14/2019 10:25 PM, Shneor Sherman via Davisgig wrote:
> Chattanooga's locally owned (maybe municipal) electric utility did 
> exactly that years ago, laying fiber along their grid. But PG&E?
> 
> Shneor Sherman
> 
> On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 9:05:35 PM PDT, Larry Dieterich 
> <ls at whitewavedigital.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Is anyone on the list aware of examples where the electrical grid 
> infrastructure is used to carry broadband fiber?
> 
> I ask because very recently Mexico announced that they will be providing 
> Internet across the entire country in partnership with the electrical 
> distribution network.
> 
> I’m wondering about the opportunities for Davis gig for partnering with 
> PG&E or SMUD or some other electrical utility to utilize their existing 
> power infrastructure to deliver broadband via fiber.
> 
> I’m wondering if there might be some benefit to these electric utilities 
> to delivering high speed broadband to their customers.
> 
> Larry Dieterich
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