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The Rising Tide of Outages 

Moving toward a greener, more resilient North American Smart Grid...

Calix counts on smart grid to feed fiber builds 

Energy management apps, more projects increasing GPON, Active Ethernet and VDSL activity...

FCC frees up TV white spaces 

Chairman Genachowski says it’s the first significant release of unlicensed spectrum in 25 years....

Cisco acquisition continues its smart grid spree 

Following quickly on a wireless mesh product launch, the vendor buys up another wireless firm....

Cisco, Itron partner on smart grid reference model 

The bad news for service providers: Partners’ initial plans focus on wireless mesh networks...

Cisco shows off home energy device, sets utility trial 

But wait: The vendor says energy utilities are just one path to market for its residential energy play, with retail and telecom service providers rounding out the opportunity....

White spaces tackle the smart grid 

Spectrum Bridge, Google and a rural electrical utility team up to offer rural broadband and smart metering between TV signals....

Smart grid standards: Why are they needed and how will they work? 

The development, launch and impact of the smart grid is headline news in many countries across the globe...

Utilities overwhelmed by smart-grid cost 

Microsoft survey finds that utilities want to implement the smart grid, but are confined by the infrastructure costs...

T-Mobile: M2M connections to outnumber humans 4-to-1 

As T-Mobile scales its M2M platform, machines will become the dominant connection type on the network though not the primary consumer of bandwidth...

Telco, energy convergence drives Paetec acquisition 

Competitive local exchange carrier acquires U.S. Energy Partners, its second energy company deal...

A strategic road map to smart grid success 

Creating a smarter grid is the “checkered flag” our industry has been eyeing for years — long before the term “smart grid” was coined. ...

Defining telcos role in remote energy management 

Telco -- like IT companies -- should seek a role in energy management, with or without utilities, analyst says...

Smart grid or green grid? 

Today, there is a lot of discussion as to exactly what a “smart grid” is. ...

Verizon Business, Current team up on smart grid 

Verizon will lend its IT, security, network, communications and consulting services to Current’s smart-grid business ...

Grid ComForum: Information competition driving smart-grid  

Consumer empowerment, information competition is changing the landscape for utilities, IBM exec says...

FCC encourages cooperation between broadband, smart grid 

Agency plans specific recommendations on linking the two in upcoming National Broadband Plan...

Smart grid: Definition, road map and breadth of this grand challenge 

A smarter electric power grid promises greater efficiency, reliability and security leading to greater use of renewable energy sources that positively impact our environment. ...

Smart grid market to reach $200 billion by 2015 

Pike Research report identifies smart grid automation as primary growth driver...

Intel outlines future of embedded devices 

A Q&A with Jonathan Luse, Intel's director of marketing for the low-power embedded products division ...

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