Utility industry leaders join to champion private broadband networks

United in advancing the development and adoption of dedicated wireless broadband networks for utilities, a diverse group of power providers, technology innovators and industry leaders are establishing the Utility Broadband Alliance. 

UBBA aims to assist its members in planning and deploying secure, reliable, and resilient private broadband networks to support America’s transforming digital grid.  

The founding members of UBBA represent utility industry organizations positioned at the forefront of advancing grid modernization, joining together to champion the advancement of innovative use cases leveraging private broadband networks. 

Current founding members include Ameren, Burns & McDonnell, Cisco Systems, Inc., Encore Networks, Inc., Ericsson, Inc., Federated Wireless, Inc., General Electric [GE], Motorola Solutions, Inc., Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., National Grid, pdvWireless, Inc., Sierra Wireless, Inc., and Southern Linc.

Grid modernization and digitalization are compelling utilities to move beyond traditional communications to broadband solutions. Created with utilities and dedicated to utilities, UBBA plans to drive the industry toward improved connectivity by leveraging industry successes and lessons learned.

Initial founding member, Southern Linc, recently shared that based on their experience, they are convinced that private wireless broadband networks are a strategic and tactical advantage for electric utilities.


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