Powering Utility Connectivity

Grid digitization and modernization is compelling utilities to move beyond traditional wireless communications to broadband solutions. Created with utilities for utilities, we’re driving the industry toward improved connectivity with industry experts, technology, customers and policymakers.

Our Mission

To champion the advancement and development of dedicated broadband networks as a key enabler of the utility of the future. UBBA fosters collaboration among ecosystem participants to develop innovative solutions that cater to the unique needs of utilities.


Our Focus



UBBA educates members by sharing knowledge, trials, lessons learned, use cases, benchmarking and economic justification.



We incubate ideas for accelerating rapid adoption with minimal risk by crafting industry centric solutions.



We create connections across the ecosystem between utilities, technology providers, regulators and thought leaders.


Collective Voice

UBBA helps members influence policy through rate and business cases that will provide capital for infrastructure investment.

Founding Members

Based on our experience, we are convinced that private wireless broadband networks are a strategic and tactical advantage for electric utilities. Utilities have a long history of working together, and collectively, a network of utility broadband networks will provide a powerful benefit to the industry as a whole.

Tami Barron

President Southern Linc

I'm excited to have a vehicle for utilities to collaborate on the inevitable deployment of
broadband technologies. The focus that this group brings will allow all interested parties to
share successes so that they may be replicated across the industry, bringing even more value to the investments in broadband deployments so we can better serve customers.

Cole Crews


GE is excited to be working with pdvWireless and other members of UBBA. As utilities expand their grid modernization efforts, the sheer volume of devices and data, including video, is expanding rapidly. We see private LTE technology delivering efficient and secure broadband capacity to meet that growing need. UBBA will provide a great forum to refine this technology for utilities.

Chris Trabold

GE Power's Grid Solutions

We are proud to support the industry in the transformation and modernization of the grid to
have fast, open, wireless and secure communication. We look forward to the partnership and collaboration UBBA will allow.

Matt Olson

Burns & McDonnell

As pioneers in the application of wireless broadband networks, PDV looks forward to sharing the depth of our experiences and our low-band 900 MHz spectrum with fellow members of UBBA, enabling them to benefit from the scale and innovation that private networks inherently offer.

Mar Tarres

pdvWireless and UBBA Membership Liaison

News Releases

pdvWireless Adds Southern Linc to Broadband Network Alliance for Utilities

pdvWireless, Inc. announced that Southern Company subsidiary Southern Linc will serve as a founding member of an alliance of utilities and vendors that will become a hub of information sharing, collaboration and planning to assist the development of private wireless broadband networks owned by and dedicated...

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

Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) to become hub of information sharing, collaboration and planning to advance dedicated wireless connectivity for an increasingly interconnected and distributed grid.


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