Utilities are empowering broadband deployment across the U.S. Instead of asking for federal involvement, utilities of all stripes are finding ways to connect their communities to the internet and beyond. This track will feature a broad cross-section of the utility industry and their vendor partners about how they are answering the call to bridge the Digital Divide.
Securing the electricity grid is a never-ending job. Network resilience from man-made and natural disasters is vital for all critical infrastructure providers. In this track, we will explore how different utilities are managing all kinds of threats to their systems. If you are responsible for securing your utility’s networks and/or infrastructure, this track is for you.
This track will explore the cutting-edge technologies utilities are deploying across the country to create the utility of the future. Hear from your colleagues as they discuss trends, case studies, and best practices. The future is here; are you ready?
Fiber communications systems are literally the backbone of utility communication infrastructure. These support critical internal traffic as well as providing a means to offer broadband to underserved communities. This track focuses on lessons learned and practical information needed for utilities considering fiber deployment.
The infrastructure track of the UTC Telecom & Technology 2021 annual conference will provide utilities with the information they need to know for permitting and constructing towers, attaching small cells to streetlights, and implementing one-touch-make-ready processes – and many other issues related to the deployment, maintenance, and operation of broadband wireline and wireless communications infrastructure. This is the place to be for everything related to utility infrastructure access.
Utilities incorporate all tools at their disposal to keep their networks operational. Operational tools and methods are often left to the utility to figure out. For example, GIS systems are a vital element of asset tracking. This track will provide some examples of tools or methods utilities use to implement DC power systems, measure reactive load, and measure teleprotection circuit performance.
Workforce development, succession planning, asset management, effective IT implementation are all issues facing utilities today. This track hopes to shed light on some of these issues and provide a resource for attendees to bring back to their companies.
Utility wireless communications networks are a vital asset for keeping the lights on, and the water and gas flow. This track will have the latest on industry trends and other essential intelligence that your utility needs to know.
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