Smart Grid Growth Won't Have Wires

Wireless communication companies are particularly thrilled by all the attention being paid to the smart grid these days, for while the stimulus package is allocating at least $4.5 billion towards the installation of 40 million smart meters, anything that helps to connect them to utilities will require some sort of wireless communication tech. Indeed, wireless networks can help utilities better manage the power grid and give consumers more control over their energy consumption. Heck, Al Gore even told CTIA attendees last week that he thinks wireless technology will be one of the key tools used to fight climate change.

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