How a Pilot in the IOU Space may Transform Wireless Broadband Opportunities for Co-ops

Throughout this presentation we will share details about a real-life implementation of a private LTE network pilot with Ameren that is currently being tested to demonstrate how the increased levels of security, resiliency, bandwidth, and reduced levels of latency can truly support grid modernization to a level that legacy wireless technologies cannot. This presentation will further describe the case for private LTE solutions and why that may be applicable to rural co-ops, including extending broadband services to members.


  • Daniel Vitulich – Principal – Vertix Consulting, LLC
  • Jim Li – VP, Strategic Development – pdvWireless
  • Chris Bilby – Research and Programs Engineer – Holy Cross Energy