UTC Press Releases

  • Oct

    03

    2017

    UTC CEO Congratulates Pai Upon Senate Reconfirmation

    WASHINGTON—Utilities Technology Council President and CEO Joy Ditto issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate reconfirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai:   “On behalf of the Utilities Technology Council and our members, congratulations to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Our members are key players in crossing the ‘Digital Divide’ and we look forward to continuing our work

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  • Oct

    03

    2017

    UTC, Utilities Oppose Expanded Use of 6-GHz Spectrum Band

    Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2017 – Expanded use of mid-band spectrum by new wireless broadband services could interfere with critical utility networks used for the reliable operation of the nation’s electricity grid, the Utilities Technology Council told federal regulators. Allowing these services into the 6 GHz spectrum bands might also inhibit the use of “smart” electricity technologies that could revolutionize

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  • Aug

    31

    2017

    UTC Taps Thormeyer as Director of Communications, Advocacy

    Washington, D.C. – The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) has hired Rob Thormeyer as its first Director of Communications and Advocacy. Thormeyer, who started Aug. 29, will be responsible for media relations, messaging, and developing a strategic communications plan for the organization that will be a critical component of UTC’s advocacy efforts. UTC is the global association at the nexus of

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  • May

    18

    2017

    UTC Congratulates Redl on NTIA Appointment

    On behalf of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) and our utility members, we congratulate David Redl, chief counsel of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, on his nomination to be the assistant secretary for Communications & Information at the Department of Commerce and the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Utilities across the United States require spectrum

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  • May

    18

    2017

    UTC Foundation Grant to UNC Charlotte EPIC First Donation to Support Education for Smart Grid Workforce

    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 — The UTC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), presented its first grant to the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The contribution was given at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 10th during the UTC Telecom & Technology conference in Charlotte. The UTC Foundation chose EPIC for its

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  • May

    17

    2017

    UTC Launches the UTC Foundation at Telecom & Technology 2017 in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C.,  May 9, 2017 — The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) announced the launch of its new charitable arm, the UTC Foundation, at the annual Telecom & Technology conference in Charlotte, N.C. The UTC Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of sponsoring educational incentives and programs to attract, retain and support top technology and telecommunications talent to foster the future workforce

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