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Smart Grid’s Future Relies on Consumer Acceptance, Environmental Benefits

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WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – At BroadbandBreakfast.com’s breakfast club this week, experts in the smart grid field said issues such as consumer adoption, environmental benefits and privacy concerns would decide the future of grid development.

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Do Consumers Really Care About the Smart Grid? Some Think Not, at Broadband Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

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