Today’s utilities are becoming more and more dependent on data, real-time data, to
operate their networks safely and efficiently. Many utilities are currently evaluating the
automation and modernization of their communications systems. Utilities have a need
for secure and reliable communications systems to be able to manage their networks
and to continue to be able to provide customer benefits now and into the future.
With the use of smart meters, the customer base is also getting smarter about their
power usage, they are looking for detailed and real-time information to get compensated
for voluntarily cutting back on their usage at peak times. The rollout of services such as
these is impractical without a secure wireless network that can affordably and securely
provide utilities with reliable connectivity to a wide variety of devices

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