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1. Borland Package Library. cf .bpl. A dynamic link library used by Delphi applications.

Most Borland Delphi applications are compiled as standalone applications, incorporating copies of all the functions it required. By using BPLs the application can be much smaller because it uses at runtime the functions provided by those BPLs instead of requiring a copy to be held in the application.

2. Broadband over Power Lines. A technology for providing broadband speeds across conventional power lines. Also known as PLC (Power Line Communications).

Broadband over power lines offers the advantage that most buildings are already connected to power lines. It suffers from the disadvantage that it causes radio interference..

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