The utilities sector is experiencing major flux as it undergoes digital transformation. Utilities are investing in new technologies to modernize the grid and improve the existing grid’s security, reliability, and resiliency. As a result, utilities increasingly require access to a wireless network with superior coverage and adequate capacity to address their security, reliability, and independence needs. One of the fundamental building blocks in any radio communications system is spectrum. This guide is designed to demystify spectrum for utilities decision-makers. It will help you understand what spectrum is, the difference between licensed and unlicensed spectrum and how to choose among the many varieties of spectrum for different utilities use cases.