Fortnightly Extra Edition - May 14 2020

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We Stopped the Presses

Utilities can secure their communications separate from the Internet, and create protected communications links with customers as the grid becomes two-way and more customer-centric.

Chair Pai's View: Landmark FCC Order

Why the FCC Acted

There are many heroes in this drama, that ends with utilities getting the spectrum they need to build private LTE broadband networks, air-gapped from the very public Internet. But if we had to choose only one, it would be the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, who ushered the 900 megahertz proposal along an arduous path all the way to a final order.

Coolest Thing FCC Has Done in Decades

PUF’s Take

I’ve sometimes daydreamed that someone would develop a new super duper Internet where utilities and other vital institutions could locate securely from the Blue Meanies and other fiends.