UTC Press Releases

  • Apr

    20

    2012

    UTC’s Donald Vasek Elected LMCC Vice-President

    WASHINGTON DC—Donald Vasek, UTC’s Directors of Spectrum Services, was elected Vice President of the Land Mobile Communications Council’s Board of Directors (LMCC) at the LMCC’s Annual Meeting held on April 18th. Vasek previously also served on the LMCC Board as a Director-at-Large from 2010 to 2011 as well as Secretary/Treasurer from 2001 -2010. “UTC is pleased to serve in a

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  • Apr

    02

    2012

    UTC Study Finds Satellite Technology a Growing Component of Utility Communications

    (Washington, DC)  Satellite technology is a growing component of utility telecommunications, with the majority of utilities using satellite communications, according to a study conducted by the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC).  The study, Strategic Assessment of Satellite Usage in the Utility Industry, is an in-depth analysis of how utilities use a wide-range of public and private communications technologies and how satellite

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  • Mar

    22

    2012

    Utilites Sign onto Green Button Initiative

    Washington, DC—The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) supports the Green Button Initiative, which several utilities have joined and are publicly supporting today at the White House.  The industry-led Green Button Initiative enables utility customers to securely download their own energy usage information in a consumer-and computer-friendly format.  “The Green Button Initiative will help consumers monitor and manage their energy consumption.  We

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  • Feb

    21

    2012

    Congress Includes 700 MHz Broadband Spectrum Provisions Allowing Access by Non-Public Safety Entities

    Washington, DC—Utilities and other critical infrastructure took a further step toward gaining shared access to 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum.  Congress has reportedly agreed to include spectrum provisions within the conference report on the payroll tax, unemployment benefits and Medicare reimbursement, and those spectrum provisions would allow public safety to share access to the 700 MHz public safety broadband

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  • Feb

    16

    2012

    Congress Approves Payroll Tax Report With Spectrum Provisions For 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Network Allows Public Safety to Share Spectrum with Utilities and Other Secondary Users

    Washington, DC—Hours ago, Congress approved the payroll tax conference report.  By a vote of 293-132 in the House and 60-36 in the Senate, the bill will now be sent to President Obama for his signature. Utilities and other critical infrastructure communications (CII) will now be able to access the 700 MHz public safety broadband network (PSBN) and infrastructure under leasing

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  • Feb

    03

    2012

    Super Sunday Discussion on Outage Reporting for VoIP and Broadband Providers

    Washington, DC—Utilities Telecom Council’s (UTC) Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and General Counsel, Mike Oldak is part of an esteemed panel of telecommunication professionals.  The panel will focus on National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) consideration of extending outage reporting to VoIP and Broadband Providers.  Oldak represents critical infrastructure industries (CII) who support reporting requirements that allow CII to determine

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