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An underground power line is coupled to an overhead power line at a riser pole. In a power line communication system, a first and a second communication device are communicatively coupled to the underground power line at different locations. A third communication device is located in the vicinity of the riser pole. The third communication device is coupled to one of either the underground power line or the overhead power line. The first communication device is configured to transmit data received from said second communication device for reception by said third communication device. The third communication device may include a backhaul link for communicating via a non-power line medium, such as to an upstream node or aggregation point coupled to an IP network.

Title
Overhead and underground power line communication system and method using a bypass
Application Number
11/389063
Publication Number
7764943 (B2)
Application Date
March 27, 2006
Publication Date
July 27, 2010
Inventor
William O Radtke
Ellicott City
MD, US
Agent
Capital Legal Group
Mel Barnes
Assignee
Current Technologies
MD, US
IPC
H04M 9/00
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