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In Home Networking: HomePNA Why AT&T chose HomePNA for U-Verse

SOURCE: Broadband Reports

by Karl

Verizon uses 270Mbps capable Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MOCA ) technology for the in-home networking portion of Fios installs. The standard allows them to avoid running Cat-5 and instead cut install costs by using existing Coax. AT&T started using MOCA for "Project Lightspeed" and U-Verse installs but then shifted to Home Phoneline Networking Alliance ( HomePNA ) technology. HomePNA allows for the use of either coax or traditional copper phone lines for home networking. Infoworld notes version 3.1 was just approved (320Mbps) and Light Reading explores why AT&T chose HomePNA.