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Utilities Take Center Stage in the SmartX Revolution
Rachelle Chong (Principal; Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission and California Public Utilities Commission, Law Offices of Rachelle Chong)
Date: Wednesday, September 29
Time: 10:15am - 11:30am
Track: Private LTE/Utilities, Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure
Format: 75-Minute Short Course
Vault Recording: TBD
Whether they are delivering electricity, water or gas, utility grids are among the most critical systems in society. Driven in part by renewable energy sources and the need for distributed solutions, electric utilities are turning to broadband—be it on 900 MHz, CBRS or other spectrum—to deliver smart-grid solutions. In addition, fire hazards that created the need for blackouts have created a sense of urgency for preventative-safety solutions that demand low-latency connectivity. Meanwhile, incidents in the Ukraine and Oldsmar, Fla., have underscored the need for an effective cybersecurity strategy to protect utilities. Panelists will examine broadband options, transition plans and how deployments can be impacted by the fact that utility business models differ significantly from other industry sectors.