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Re: NBP RFI-Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to Inform Federal Smart Grid Policy

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is pleased to provide comments on the communications requirements of electric utilities relevant to smart grid policy. TIA appreciates the proactive role the Department of Energy (DOE) is taking in executing the recommendations from the FCC in the National Broadband Plan. Electric utilities and the ICT industry share a long tradition of partnering to build and maintain the communications networks contributing to the security and reliability of the grid. Representing the ICT companies that innovate, manufacture and supply the ICT products and services that will make the smart grid a reality, TIA appreciates the opportunity to provide our perspective on the development of the smart grid.