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February 2017

Finley Clients Receive Broadband Infrastructure Grants

Finley Engineering Company joins in celebration with our Minnesota clients receiving Broadband Infrastructure Grants.The grants, totaling $34 million, are expected to provide affordable high-speed internet access to more than 16,000 households and 2,200 businesses throughout the state.


Reports Highlights Four 2017 IoT Trends to Watch

IoT trends to watch in 2017 include new business models, scalability, monetization, and wireless technology, according to a new report from IHS Markit.

The number of connected IoT devices communicating machine to machine (M2M) is forecast to increase 15 percent year over year to 20 billion this year, the market research provider notes in a press release. 


Virtual Reality Industry Forum Launched

Twenty-eight leading high-tech companies recently announced they’ve joined to launch the non-profit Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) in order “to further the widespread availability of high quality audiovisual VR experiences for the benefit of consumers.”


IHS Markit: 100GE Port Purchases to More than Double 2016-2018

The migration to higher capacity 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) is well under way as telecom carriers increase purchases and focus on enhancing service at the IP edge, IHS Markit highlights in a new research report about 100GE Port Purchases.


Samsung Expands Smart Kitchen IoT Platform with New Smart Appliances

Samsung unveiled its latest Internet-enabled refrigerator and a new line of “smart” cooking appliances at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The new products are the latest additions to the Samsung smart kitchen IoT platform. Samsung introduced six new models of Family Hub 2.0 refrigerators at CES, bringing the total number of models to 10.


Parks: 31% of U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to More than One OTT Video Service

Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu – it seems any one OTT video service isn’t enough to meet the need of U.S. viewers. Nearly one third of U.S. broadband households (31%) subscribe to more than one OTT video service, according to according to new market data from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker.



Switch Consolidation:
Is the Time Right?


In today’s telecommunications marketplace, the need for efficiency, scalability, and cost containment have never been more important. The ongoing transition to an all IP network and the changing regulatory environment demands that local telecom service providers, especially smaller regulated rate-of-return providers, examine their network to determine how they can streamline operations to increase efficiency and profitability. One good candidate to explore is switching. 

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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!        

February/March Shows

Kansas City Electric Cooperatives - KEC

Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association - MTIA

State Independent Telephone Association of Kansas - SITA

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - NRECA Tech Advantage Conference

Minnesota Telecom Alliance Annual Convention - MTA

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives - AMEC 

Western Telecom Alliance - WTA Spring

Rural Broadband Council - RBC

IP Vision

Iowa Communications Association

Common Ground Alliance - CGA

Missouri Telecommunication Industry Association - MTIA Spring Expo





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