Preparing for a future when broadband becomes nearly as commonplace as electricity, AT&T envisions high-speed internet delivered over power lines in rural Wisconsin.

Next year, the company said recently, it will conduct field trials of technology that could enable anyone on the electric grid to also get internet service.

The new technology, called Project AirGig, would use inexpensive plastic antennas and other devices along power lines to send broadband signals to homes and businesses —  without the need for additional costly fiber-optic cable buried in the ground. Read the full story here.