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[September 15, 2013]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Analyzes the Wirelessly Connected Home [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Wireless technology is connecting "smart" homes and energy, identifying problems before they arrive, reducing its environmental footprint and reducing electricity use and costs.

According to a release, in this month's Wonder of Wireless webcast and on the blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association highlights how wireless, and the spectrum it uses, is impacting consumers' lives far beyond the devices in their pockets.

-Smarter Energy with Duke Energy: Wireless at Work -Duke Energy built a smart grid that is providing the utility with vast gains in operations' productivity and efficiency, and allowing consumers more control and cost savings with their energy use. See how residents in Charlotte, North Carolina are benefiting from Duke Energy's smart grid technology.

-Spectrum: The Backbone of Wireless: Policy Point -Wireless technology is connecting people and homes in previously unimaginable ways. Spectrum is the fuel that makes this wireless connection possible, but it's a finite resource that is highly valued. That's why the wireless industry has been calling for the government to take unused and underutilized spectrum and auction it for its highest and best use. The need for more spectrum has never been greater, and although the U.S. wireless industry is the most efficient user of spectrum in the world, it will need more in the near future to meet the significant demand of consumers and businesses and continue providing them with the world's best and most innovative mobile products and services.

-J.D. Power and Associates: Connecting Smart Energy and Homes : Insider Interview -J.D. Power and Associates Senior Director of Smart Energy David Steele discusses the potential value of and concerns regarding "smart" energy and homes.

-How OnStar Helped First Responders During an Emergency: Wireless Lifechanger -After a severe storm nearly leveled a campground in a national park in Tennessee, injuring several families, Carole Cooper of Knoxville, TN used her OnStar communications service to call for help. While authorities worked to clear the roads, first responders walked to the scene and used her vehicle as a makeshift command post and eventually as transportation to waiting ambulances.

CTIA-The Wireless Association is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry.

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