DirecTV to offer BPL services
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
US digital TV provider DirecTV and the Current Group announced today a wholesale distribution agreement that will enable DirecTV to offer its customers Current’s BPL (Broadband Over Powerline) high-speed Internet service and VoIP services at the end of 2007/beginning of 2008.
Under the terms of the agreement, DirecTV will have access to Current’s BPL network, initially in the Dallas/Fort Worth BPL network that will cover approximately 1.8 million homes and businesses over the next several years. DirecTV will be able to market a bundle that includes DirecTV high-speed Internet and VoIP services to its residential customers. In addition, the agreement provides DirecTV with the ability to add other geographic markets as Current builds out its network.
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