Belkin Powerline HD First to Reach Gigabit Ethernet Speeds

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Network-over-powerline solutions have never been bad—their convenience just came at a cost of speed. That's no longer the case with Belkin's Gigabit Powerline HD.

Reaching data rates of 1000Mbps (over the former speed of 200Mbps), Belkin's new $150 Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit includes two Powerline adapters, allowing you to stream multiple uncompressed HD data feeds through your home with little issue.

Of course, these are best case scenario numbers. If your old home has lousy electrical, that theoretical spec speed could drop a lot lower. Then again, at the overkill bandwidth of 1000Mbps, it can afford to. [Belkin]