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IEEE Intros Hybrid Home Network Standard

The common interface for bridging small networks will cover broadband over powerline, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and coaxial.

The IEEE tech industry group has developed a standard aimed at providing a common interface to bridge various hybrid home networks including broadband over powerline (BPL), Wi-Fi, 802.11, Ethernet, and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance's MoCA technologies.

The IEEE announced the approval of the draft standard, called IEEE P1905.1, early this week and said the standard's working group is meeting later in the week in an inaugural meeting.

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