About UTC


The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders.

From its headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, UTC provides information, products and services that help members:

  • Manage their telecommunications and information technology more effectively and efficiently;
  • Voice their concerns to legislators and regulators;
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities linked to deregulation worldwide; and
  • Network with other telecom and IT professionals.

UTC is also an authorized certified frequency coordinator for the Private Land Mobile Radio Services below 512 MHz and 800-900 MHz frequencies. UTC is also the sole frequency coordinator authorized to coordinate channels previously allocated exclusively to the Power Radio Service. In addition, UTC maintains the national Power Line Carrier (PLC) database for the coordination of PLC use with licensed government radio services in the 10-490 kHz band.

Serving the industry for over 60 years has given us a unique position as a market leader for utility telecommunication advocacy and education.

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