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FCC 101 for Electric Utilities

  • 10/16/2017 –10/17/2017
  • Baltimore Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD

Join LB3's Senior Partners Colleen Boothby, Jeff Sheldon and Laura McDonald - as well as TC2's Technology Director, David Lee - for this two day course which will provide a better understanding of energy utilities' use of communications facilities and how their services are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The course will identify how those regulations impact energy utilities, both as a user of communication facilities and when applicable, as a provider of those services, and provide critical guidance on necessary compliance with applicable FCC regulations.

They'll cover much about the regulatory and energy utility environment including:

  • the basics of FCC compliance
  • spectrum acquisition and radio licensing, tower management, pole attachment regulations
  • unique transactional issues in procuring telecom or IT services from commercial service providers
  • current regulatory issues and trends in telecommunications that could impact utility operations
This course is designed for professionals who work with or for energy utilities (e.g., attorneys, telecom and IT managers or technicians, outside plant managers, government affairs professionals, procurement specialists) and will provide the opportunity to discuss the importance of communications to the modern energy utility, the types of systems that are used, how FCC regulations can significantly impact utility operations, and the issues that can arise when negotiating agreements with third-party providers. 

Review the detailed agenda and register here.