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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.

Public Utilities Fortnightly Extra Edition

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.

Why Are Utilities Embracing Private LTE Networks? A Q&A with Mike Brozek of Anterix

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.

LTE Communications Shown to Support Grid Through Critical Event

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.

Navigant Executive Briefing: Utility C-Suite Private LTE

Private LTE Wireless Networks are Required to Address Cybersecurity Threats, Grid Modernization and National Disasters

Private LTE Broadband Changes The Game For Utilities

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.

Why Do Utilities Need Private Broadband Networks and Licensed Spectrum?

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.

Videos

Rishi Baskar of Ericsson 5G and Spectrum Needs

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 President and CEO of Southern Linc on Private LTE in Electric Utilities

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.

Private LTE policy for critical infrastructure with Pete Tseronis of Dots & Bridges

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.

Podcasts

Podcast: Resilient Next-Gen Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS)

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.

Webinars

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 2)

June 23, 2020

Grid modernization requires secure and resilient technology. What are utilities doing about it?

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.

Denton’s Webinar

June 3, 2020

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.

NCAC-USAEE Virtual Interview

June 3, 2020

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.

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 1)

May 28, 2020

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 PLTE in ADMS Webinar

May 5, 2020

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.

The Path to Grid Modernization

April 14, 2020

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.