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With 900 MHz spectrum for private LTE wireless broadband networks now approved for use, and the auctioning of the shared CBRS spectrum has begun, the nation’s electric utilities have an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate and advance their grid modernization and resiliency programs.
Watch this webinar to hear industry experts discuss how they would “visioneer” the intersection of smart communications and smart grids, as well as all the benefits that will flow from the integration of the two.
In an effort to guide this conversation, Energy Central has teamed up with Anterix to present this Hot Topic issue, “Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future: How Do You See Private LTE Networks Shaping the Future of Utilities?”
In this special Anterix/Energy Central issue, you will learn how thought leaders and experts from across the industry “visioneer” the future of the electric grid.
Private wireless broadband has been a critical unmet need for electric utilities in the last decade. With the upcoming CBRS auction and the FCC Ruling on 900 MHz in May, spectrum is now available for utilities to build their private LTE networks and expand their broadband to the edge of the grid in support of utility modernization efforts.
Hear industry experts share their perspectives and help utilities navigate through these uncharted broadband spectrum waters.
Anterix Private LTE spectrum helps utilities securely integrate and manage distributed resources, automate processes, monitor conditions, use artificial intelligence, and drive worker productivity to improve service and reduce operational costs.
This brief highlights how utilities can benefit from adopting Private LTE networks using Anterix technology.
Rural Broadband Opportunity: Leveraging Utilities’ New Private Wireless Communications Infrastructure
In many rural parts of the country, deploying broadband Internet service presents substantial challenges. As utilities implement new private wireless communications networks for grid control systems using licensed spectrum, certain assets and infrastructure could be shared or incrementally augmented to cost-effectively support the provision of wired or wireless broadband Internet service to consumers in the utility’s service area.
Current events have demonstrated once again the essential role of the electric grid in society.
Utilities had to adapt to a new operating model forced by social distancing. It feels like the world has been turned upside down. We know yesterday’s grid won’t meet the dynamic challenges of now or into the future. Join us as we look deeper into these operational challenges that utilities face in light of all these events, explore industry trends, and identify mission critical innovations needed.
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.
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.
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.
NREL, Anterix, and a 9 member Industry Advisory Board comprised of 7 leading utilities and 2 industry associations, successfully piloted a private LTE network for utility control applications.
Watch this webinar to learn how utilities can overcome control issues associated with poor signal strength and avoid the congestion of thousands of grid-edge devices, which could otherwise become a showstopper if not prioritized through private LTE.
Recently I participated in a webinar, Harness the Power of Private LTE Networks for Utilities. It examined why utilities are increasingly considering building their own private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Specifically, we explored how these networks enable utilities to reduce costs while improving connectivity with both their grid assets and their workforce.
While utilities have a history of proactively preparing for natural disasters, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis brings with it many unknown variables.
Please watch this webinar to learn more about modernizing critical infrastructure communications through private LTE.
Anterix and NREL’s study on Private LTE Communications was featured in the Energy Systems Integration Facility’s (ESIF’S) 2019 book documenting their Grid Modernization Initiative.
Rishi Baskar, VP Energy & Public Sector at Ericsson, speaking to Anterix (formerly pdvWireless) about the need for spectrum to realize the massive technological advances and future proofing that 5G enables.
Tami Barron’s video, presented at the 2019 Anterix Investor Day on how Southern Linc sees private wireless broadband networks as strategic and tactical advantages for electric utilities. In their planning, they are using 4g technology as the workhorse, with the complimentary 5g technology as a layer on top.
Pete Tseronis, Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges speaking to Anterix about policies that will enable the next generation of infrastructure and utilities communications.
Anterix’s SVP of Technology, Mike Brozek, discusses our work with the DoE’s NREL in utilizing Private LTE to enable ADMS for tomorrow’s grid.
Utility-grade broadband requires private networks. Wireless broadband networks require spectrum, infrastructure, and technology. Spectrum in the 900 MHz band is perfect for utility broadband.
Navigant Whitepaper: The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure
Why the Utility Industry and Regulators Must Come Together in Support of Interoperable, Future-Proof Smart Grid Networks.
Commercial networks are designed to meet a particular business model focused on serving the mass market; utility networks must be more reliable and more resilient.