August 2009
Urgent Communications;Aug2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p12
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The article focuses on a United Telecom Council (UTC) study which predicted that total utility telecommunications-related spending could top 5 billion U.S. dollars in 2010. The two major government spending initiatives that will drive spending increase in the U.S. include 7.2 billion U.S. dollars in broadband deployment grants and the 4.5 billion U.S. dollars in smart-grid grants. The grants are administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Energy respectively.


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