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What do you all think about this? I am wondeirng what they plan on doing in neighborhoods where power is burried, like how it is common in the south and southwest.

 
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Fluff piece.

But I did enjoy the "knee chopper" in the background. Where the steering wheel folds under the dash.

I suspect this is another sizzle with little steak.

And it looks like a LOT of equipment on each of those power poles.
 
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more and more rural power lines are buried to avoid damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, snow/ice, ect

heck some rural power companies are even running fiber for meter reading, my coop did.

as interesting as this looks i dont see it being viable in many areas
 
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But it is a nice twist on the overhyped BOPL. I just have little hope it will be anywhere near as good as they say. Maybe not practical at all.

Might be another "second best solution."
 
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It's actually different than BOPL. As the AirGig articles say, it uses "mmWave surface wave launchers and inductive power devices can power themselves without a direct electrical connection. These devices create a multi-gigabit signal that travels along or near the wire – not through it.
 
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I understand that. But it is tied to power lines all the same.

I also wonder if in the real world, it will cause interference, like BOPL did in the real world.
 

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