The National Broadband Plan should embrace broadband for the smart grid, it should look to the IT industry for smart grid security, and it should focus on correcting the problems with incentivizing utilities around energy efficiency. The plan should not pay much attention to calls for separate spectrum for the smart grid, and the concerns over interference of unlicensed spectrum are overblown


Dr. Stephen R. Humphrey, Director,
School of Natural Resources and Environment,
Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL  32611-6455  USA
Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748