Utility Industry Leaders Join New Alliance to Champion Private Broadband Networks for Critical Infrastructure

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).  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.

Building on the long history of collaboration among utilities, UBBA will drive scale and innovation for the utility industry through centralized initiatives that include:

Insight: Dedicated to facilitating knowledge sharing among members by providing access to trials and proofs of concept, use cases, benchmarking and economic justification analysis.
Innovation: Focused on accelerating utility system modernization by crafting industry centric solutions, addressing the evolving needs of America’s utility sectors.
Collaboration: Aimed at driving the industry toward improved connectivity, fostering working groups among utilities and ecosystem partners.
Collective Voice: Helping members influence policy through rate and business cases that will provide capital for infrastructure investment.
UBBA invites all electric, gas and water utilities, systems integrators, technology providers, thought leaders and policymakers to join them in developing and implementing secure, private broadband networks for America’s critical infrastructure.  Interested parties can connect with UBBA by emailing UBBAinfo@ubba.com  for more information.>