Talking Points: Why Utilities Need Spectrum


2010 -

Why Utilities Need Spectrum

  • Utilities rely on wireless communications to support the safe, efficient, reliable and effective delivery of electric, water and gas services.
  • Wireless communications systems need spectrum, and currently utilities lack adequate spectrum to support existing and new communications needs. 
  • An estimated 30 MHz of spectrum is needed in a frequency range below 2 GHz to meet the existing and future communications needs of utilities. 
  • Utilities lack alternatives for spectrum for wireless communications. 


See UTC's one pager on utility spectrum needs