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COMMENT SOUGHT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY NBP Public Notice #2

In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Congress directed the
Commission, in its development of a National Broadband Plan, to include “a plan for the use of
broadband infrastructure and services in advancing . . . energy independence and efficiency.” Smart
Grid technology has been identified as a promising way to use broadband and other advanced
communications to promote energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage energy
independence.