UTC ‘Looks Forward’ to Working with States on Potential Sharing in 4.9 GHz Spectrum Band

 

Washington—Sept. 30, 2020—The Utilities Technology Council issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC, the Commission) approval of an order permitting states to lease access to the 4.9 GHz spectrum band:

“We still are awaiting the final order approved today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, the Commission) allowing states to lease spectrum to utilities and other entities in the 4.9 GHz band. As our nation’s electric, gas, and water utilities modernize their infrastructure, access to spectrum is critical to ensure the continued safe, reliable and secure delivery of essential energy and water services. Utility communications systems underpin the reliable, resilient operation of essential electric, gas, and water services, and UTC looks forward to working with states to explore opportunities for utilities to access spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band.”
–UTC President and CEO Sheryl Riggs

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