[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] SPONSOR [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="18733741" img_size="760x338" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="https://www.utcg.com/"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" anchor="article01" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0.00" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Major Critical-Infrastructure Industry Organizations Push Back Against FCC Spectrum Proposal Six major industry organizations representing critical electric, oil, natural gas, and water utilities are united in opposition to a federal proposal that would open up a critical wireless communications band, potentially disrupting crucial communications systems underpinning the safe and reliable delivery of these lifesaving and sustaining services. In a significant show of force, the critical industry organizations said the proposal could cause these entities to reengineer and rebuild their communications networks--a costly process that could take individual companies 10 years or more—rather than face even the threat that their networks...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] SPONSOR [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="18733741" img_size="760x338" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="https://www.utcg.com/"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" anchor="article01" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0.00" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Electricity Organizations Urge FCC to Facilitate Strategic, Long-Term Storm Response Planning UTC, along with three major utility trade associations, urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, the Commission) to engage in a long-term, forward-thinking approach to improve storm restoration and coordination between and among federal and state agencies and the electricity and telecommunications industries. This approach should include meetings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), appropriate state and local agencies, and other stakeholders, UTC, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and the GridWise Alliance told the FCC in joint...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] SPONSOR [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="18733741" img_size="760x338" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="https://www.utcg.com/"][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" anchor="article01" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" transition_delay="0.00" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] With Shutdown Temporarily Resolved, Spectrum Services Resumes Full Activity UTC’s Spectrum Services is now able to submit frequency coordination applications to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, the Commission) now that the entire federal government is back to work, though processing these applications could still be delayed. Under a deal approved by Congress and the White House late last month, the month-long partial federal shutdown ended on Jan. 25, as policymakers agreed to a three-week funding measure to temporarily fund the entire federal government until Feb. 15. This gives Washington a brief window to negotiate on border security while opening the many...