BPL, a technology whose time has come and gone?

Despite constant boosting from FCC commissioners Michael Powell and Kevin Martin, the broadband over power-line is a technology which is woefully outdated. In fact some believe that its time has come and gone, though many seem to be still pushing it hard, like those folks down in Texas. There was a time when last mile access was expensive and difficult, especially from the incumbents. In those trying times, getting broadband via power lines was seen as the panacea to our broadband problems. Things have changed, and even incumbents are realizing that there is dollars in them fast connections. Makes you wonder why telecom lobbyists, New Millennium Research Council still keep trying to push BPL as a viable option. more here