The Dentons Special Edition Virtual Roundtable: “Spectrum for Utilities – Breaking News” discussion regards the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) landmark ruling on the availability of 900 MHz spectrum to be used for critical infrastructure including private LTE utility networks. Clint Vince, Chair of Dentons’ US Energy practice and Co-chair of Dentons’ Global Energy sector, moderated a distinguished panel including Rob Schwartz, President of Anterix; Tami Barron, President and CEO of Southern Company’s Southern Linc; and Richelle Elberg, Principal Research Analyst at Guidehouse (formerly Navigant) to explain the FCC ruling and what it means for the utility sector.

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Anterix CEO Morgan O’Brien on How Utility Access to Private Broadband Will Accelerate Grid Modernization. Recently Announced FCC Decision Widens Pathway for Utility Critical Infrastructure Advancement. The Federal Communications Commission on May 13 changed its rules to enable the use of “beachfront spectrum” in the 900 MHz band for broadband services. Morgan O’Brien, CEO of the wireless company Anterix, will tell NCAC members about the impact of the change on the energy industry.

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Public Utilities Fortnightly is publishing its very first extra edition. The breaking news will have such an enormous impact on utilities that this edition’s immediacy and singular focus is, in our opinion, well-deserved. Read Public Utility Fortnightly’s exclusive interviews with FCC Chair Pai, NARUC President Presley, Southern Co. CEO Fanning, U.S. Senator Warner, and former FCC and California Commissioner Chong. Also see exclusive video discussions with FCC Chair Pai, NARUC President Presley, and Southern Co. EVP-Operations Stan Connally.

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This inaugural chapter of the Industry Insights series will explore how the FCC, by making 900 MHz spectrum available for private broadband networks, will fortify the next generation of grid modernization, unlocking benefits in cyber security, reliability and advanced technology.

Watch this webinar to learn about key details of the 900 MHz broadband initiatives
and how important this is for the industry.

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