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Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon to Study Communication Needs of Utilities

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – The Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon will conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the information and technology required to support the nation’s utilities.

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – The Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon will conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the information and technology required to support the nation’s utilities.

The study will focus upon providing the utility industry with safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy grids. The push to use electricity more efficiently and the emergence of smart grid technology are prompting utilities to seek the best means to harness this technology. William Mooney, UTC president and CEO, said “To be successful, utilities and their technology partners will need to have a common understanding of the technological, operational, and financial factors that are the foundations for all the communications needs of utilities.”

Verizon Wireless’ president of enterprise and government markets said that both groups share a common goal, and that “Verizon will play a critical role delivering the advanced solutions that meet the specific needs of our utility customers. This survey will be a catalyst in creating a deeper dialogue between our two industries so that we can identify and address current industry concerns and opportunities.”

The study will consist of focus group discussions with telecom leaders and experts with UTC member companies, in-depth questionnaires, and additional research about the problems facing utility telecommunications. At the study’s projected completion in September, Utilities Telecom Council will publish a report with recommendations to its utility members.

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White House Launches ‘Smart City’ Initiative That Links Broadband Connectivity to Urban Solutions

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2015 – A movement to make cities “smart” by using the power of broadband and information technology processing power is reaching critical mass, with the White House on Monday announcing a comprehensive initiative to support municipal efforts.

Coinciding with the Smart Cities Week conference here this week, the White House released a 4,000-word summary of more than $160 million in federal research investments, leveraging more than 25 technology collaborations with local communities.

The goal of these efforts? Tackling such key challenges, in the words of the White House, as “reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services.”

“Advances in science and technology have the potential to accelerate these efforts,” read the White House statement. “An emerging community of civic leaders, data scientists, technologists, and companies are joining forces to build ‘Smart Cities’ – communities that are building an infrastructure to continuously improve the collection, aggregation, and use of data to improve the life of their residents – by harnessing the growing data revolution, low-cost sensors, and research collaborations, and doing so securely to protect safety and privacy.”

The launch of White House Smart Cities Initiative

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – The Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon will conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the information and technology required to support the nation’s utilities.

The study will focus upon providing the utility industry with safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy grids. The push to use electricity more efficiently and the emergence of smart grid technology are prompting utilities to seek the best means to harness this technology. William Mooney, UTC president and CEO, said “To be successful, utilities and their technology partners will need to have a common understanding of the technological, operational, and financial factors that are the foundations for all the communications needs of utilities.”

Verizon Wireless’ president of enterprise and government markets said that both groups share a common goal, and that “Verizon will play a critical role delivering the advanced solutions that meet the specific needs of our utility customers. This survey will be a catalyst in creating a deeper dialogue between our two industries so that we can identify and address current industry concerns and opportunities.”

The study will consist of focus group discussions with telecom leaders and experts with UTC member companies, in-depth questionnaires, and additional research about the problems facing utility telecommunications. At the study’s projected completion in September, Utilities Telecom Council will publish a report with recommendations to its utility members.

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Global Cities Teams Challenges Next Round: Nov. 12-13, 2015

Editor’s Note: We’ve received this note from the Global Cities Teams Challenges of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite. Read more about the these important challenges.

Save the Date – An Important Event Related to the Next Round of the Global Cities Teams Challenge: November 12-13, 2015

Municipal leaders and innovators will gather at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 12-13 for an important event related to the next round of Global City Team Challenge (GCTC). An agenda for the November event and a summary of exciting changes that NIST and US Ignite have planned for the next round of the GCTC will be circulated soon.

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – The Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon will conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the information and technology required to support the nation’s utilities.

The study will focus upon providing the utility industry with safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy grids. The push to use electricity more efficiently and the emergence of smart grid technology are prompting utilities to seek the best means to harness this technology. William Mooney, UTC president and CEO, said “To be successful, utilities and their technology partners will need to have a common understanding of the technological, operational, and financial factors that are the foundations for all the communications needs of utilities.”

Verizon Wireless’ president of enterprise and government markets said that both groups share a common goal, and that “Verizon will play a critical role delivering the advanced solutions that meet the specific needs of our utility customers. This survey will be a catalyst in creating a deeper dialogue between our two industries so that we can identify and address current industry concerns and opportunities.”

The study will consist of focus group discussions with telecom leaders and experts with UTC member companies, in-depth questionnaires, and additional research about the problems facing utility telecommunications. At the study’s projected completion in September, Utilities Telecom Council will publish a report with recommendations to its utility members.

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Update on the Global City Teams Challenge and Recently Announced NSF Funding Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – The Utilities Telecom Council and Verizon will conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the information and technology required to support the nation’s utilities.

The study will focus upon providing the utility industry with safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy grids. The push to use electricity more efficiently and the emergence of smart grid technology are prompting utilities to seek the best means to harness this technology. William Mooney, UTC president and CEO, said “To be successful, utilities and their technology partners will need to have a common understanding of the technological, operational, and financial factors that are the foundations for all the communications needs of utilities.”

Verizon Wireless’ president of enterprise and government markets said that both groups share a common goal, and that “Verizon will play a critical role delivering the advanced solutions that meet the specific needs of our utility customers. This survey will be a catalyst in creating a deeper dialogue between our two industries so that we can identify and address current industry concerns and opportunities.”

The study will consist of focus group discussions with telecom leaders and experts with UTC member companies, in-depth questionnaires, and additional research about the problems facing utility telecommunications. At the study’s projected completion in September, Utilities Telecom Council will publish a report with recommendations to its utility members.

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