The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to serving critical infrastructure providers. Through advocacy, education and collaboration, UTC creates a favorable business, regulatory and technological environment for companies that own, manage or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business.
History: UTC was founded in 1948, to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities. Over the last 65 years, has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas and water utilities, as well as 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
- Network with other telecom and IT professionals.
UTC is an authorized certified frequency coordinator for the Private Land Mobile Radio Services below 512 MHz and 800-900 MHz frequencies. UTC is 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.