Broadband through gas pipes


San Diego, CA, USA — (METERING.COM) — September 11, 2006 – Technology to deliver broadband signals through natural gas pipes has been developed by Nethercomm, based in San Diego, and field trials are planned for 2007.

Many homes have both power lines and natural gas pipes, and Nethercomm’s technology involves an ultra-wideband transmitter that is linked to an existing Internet or pay-TV device at the gas company’s headquarters. Customers will have a receiver connected to their existing gas meter to complete the communication process.