December 2010
Urgent Communications;Dec2010, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p37
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The article discusses the need of the U.S. utilities sector to have a dedicated spectrum that could be leveraged to meet their communications needs. It highlights the role of the nationwide push toward smart-grid systems in increasing the need. According to Brett Kilbourne of the Utilities Telecom Council, the organization is aiming for the 1800-1830 MHz band, which is allocated in the U.S. to federal energy entities. But the article cites funding as one of public safety's major hurdles in deploying long term evolution broadband networks nationwide.


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