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If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Plan to attend the “Preparing for Municipal Competition and Collaboration” panel discussion at RTIME, Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm. Ben Humphrey and Dan Olsen of Finley Engineering join in a discussion with Curtis Dean of SmartSource Consulting and Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting. 

Panel Description: If you can’t beat them, join them, and do it well. How can you work with the right players to get sensible solutions heard before the municipal ship has sailed? If the ship has already sailed, learn how you can capitalize on work that comes out of municipal proposals and plans. Read more... 

Chattanooga EPB Smart Grid First to Earn Green Business PEER Certificate

Chattanooga municipal utility EPB may no longer be the nation’s only operator of a citywide gigabit network. But it’s still finding ways to distinguish itself. Read more...

Wi-Fi HaLow Targets IoT Applications

The emerging 802.11ah long-range low-power Wi-Fi standard now has a name: The WiFi Alliance on January 4 announced that the technology would now be called Wi-Fi HaLow. Read more...

IPv6 Reaches 10% Deployment

For a comprehensive update on IPv6 deployment, we suggest you read’s article regarding deployment reaching 10% and an interesting overview of the design of IPv6 and compatibility, or lack thereof, with IPv4. If you want the summary of all the information available, give us a call and we can discuss how IPv6 fits into your future. Read more... 

Smartphone Obsession: Americans Increasingly Depend on Smartphones for Everyday Life 

An obsession with mobile devices is changing American lifestyles. U.S. smartphone and tablet ownership rates are 9 and 10 percent higher than they were a year ago, and device owners are using them more frequently and for a widening variety of purposes – for navigation while driving, managing home energy use and devices, making financial payments, and monitoring health and lifestyle attributes, according to the U.S. edition of Deloitte’s 2015 Global Mobile Consumer Survey. Read more...

Smart Meter Installations to Exceed 1 Billion by 2020 


The installed bases of electrical, gas and water meters are all getting smarter – and healthy growth lies ahead in the smart meter market, according to ABI Research. The global installed base of smart meters will grow to exceed 1.1 billion within the next five years, ABI estimates in its ¨Utilities and Smart Grid¨ report. Read more...


    February 2016   

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Complimentary Webinar

Network Management: Monitoring for Problems, Security and Marketing 


This webcast provides an overview of network management and how monitoring it gives you more information than just devices on your network. This includes performing management tasks as intended and ways to use it for targeted marketing, security and baselining. Once you are on top of network analysis you can control and scale it to fit your needs and ensure its operating effectively. 

Upcoming Events

Finley Engineering experts will be attending the following upcoming events. For a complete list of events, visit our website We hope to see you there!

RTIME - February 21 - 24 - Lake BuenaVista, FL

Broadband Communities Summit    - April 5 - 7 - Austin TX             

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