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JULY 2016

Business IoT Adoption Survey Finds 60% Use it Already 

It seems that many organizations were making use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology prior to the term’s common use. More than 6 in 10 organizations in a business IoT adoption survey conducted by 451 Research are already using IoT technology to monitor, collect and make use of data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints.


Minnesota Border-to-Border Webinars

According to the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA), the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development (OBD) staff is hosting a series of webinar/toll-free conference calls to launch the 2016 Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program. They will introduce this year’s changes to the program, walk through the application, review the scoring criteria, and answer any questions.


Researchers Mix Full and Half Duplex Wireless to Enhance Spectral Efficiency

Researchers at New York University’s (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland have come up with a new way to enhance spectral efficiency of wireless networks, enhance network reliability and speed up the rate at which data can be downloaded – at least theoretically.


New Fast Ethernet Standards in the Works

IEEE launched two new 802.3 projects involving fast Ethernet standards in a bid to address growing demand for fast Ethernet connectivity. The global electronics industry standards organization also modified its 400-Gbps IEEE P802.3bs Ethernet project, according to a May 31 press release.


Microsoft, Facebook Building Highest-Capacity Transatlantic Fiber Link

Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to lay what they say will be the highest-capacity Transatlantic fiber submarine cable ever. It will also be the first high-bandwidth fiber optic subsea cable to connect the U.S. with southern Europe, Microsoft highlights in a company blog post.



Partnership Implications for Municipal Broadband 


A growing number of municipals and local government affiliated entities are exploring the role of broadband in their respective communities. Many are choosing to facilitate the upgrade of existing networks or even building and operating new broadband networks. This whitepaper outlines and discusses this growing trend and offers insight into potential partnership opportunities presented to existing broadband service providers.

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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!        

NTCA Southeast - July 10 - 12 - Williamsburg, VA

NTCA Southwest - July 24 - 26 - Park City, UT

MTIA - Missouri Annual - July 24 - 27 - Missouri

NTCA Central/NorthEast - August 7 - 9 - Lincolnshire, IL

NTCA North Central - August 14 - 16 - Lake Geneva, WI

KTA Summer Managers Meeting - August 16 - 18 - Jamestown, KY

NTCA Northwest - August 21 - 23 - Anchorage, AK

OTA Technical Conference - August 31 - Oklahoma, OK


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