Hybrid electricity and telecommunications distribution network

CAFC
  • US 6,282,405 B1
  • Filed: 01/17/1997
  • Issued: 08/28/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A network linking a plurality of premises, comprising:

  • a section of broadband telecommunications network, and a plurality of electrical power cables each connected to a respective one of the premises for supplying mains electrical power thereto, and each being entirely external to said plurality of premises, each of said power cables also being connected to the section of broadband telecommunications network so that telecommunications signals are transmissible between the section of broadband telecommunications network and each of said power cables, wherein a telecommunications signal is transmissible at a carrier frequency greater than 1 MHz to and/or from said plurality of premises by being transmitted along the section of broadband telecommunications network and also along the respective power cable of each of said premises.

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