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IDC: Smart Home Device Markets Grow 10% in a Turbulent Year

Despite a fractious international landscape, smart home device shipments grew 10.3% year over year in the third quarter of this year, according to IDC. More than 221.8 million devices shipped worldwide during the quarter, which was 20.6 million greater than the 201.2 million shipped during the third quarter of 2020, the firm said.


Final ARPA Treasury Rules - A Few Key Differences

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released the final rules to use ARPA funding that will take effect April 1, 2022. This was the $350 billion that was paid out to local governments, counties, and states to address issues related to the pandemic. The document is a whopping 437 pages long.

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Finley is a full-service engineering consultancy serving both the Broadband and Energy industries. Our services are end-to-end, helping companies from the initial feasibility study through to the implementation of a project. We work with a variety of client types such as private companies, cooperatives, municipals, large carriers, investor-owned companies and a variety of government entities.

Finley Hires Broadband and Economic Development Expert


Tim Arbeiter - Director, Broadband Consulting

Mike Boehne, President, and CEO of Finley Engineering is proud to announce the addition of Tim Arbeiter to Finley’s leadership team. Arbeiter brings over 20 years of multi-faceted expertise including his extensive knowledge of the broadband arena that has helped to deliver strong economic growth in the state of Missouri.

Tim will serve as Director, Broadband Consulting for Finley Consulting Services where he will identify and support the long-term growth of Finley clients. This includes defining programs and measurable objectives, strategic planning, feasibility studies analysis, and other initiatives.

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Garry Bolton, Fiber Broadband Association and Dean Mischke,  Finley Engineering, will take a look at the underlying factors impacting our supply chain and provide some opinions as to why this supply chain issue may not follow the trends of previous shortages.

Webinar On-Demand

Broadband Forum Adds Gfast Certification and Performance Test Plans

The Broadband Forum (BBF) says that the rollout of Gfast—a cost-effective way to provide advanced services on copper infrastructure—will be expedited by certification and performance test plans that the organization is publishing.

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WBA, Cable Labs Share Wi-Fi 6E Test Results

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced results of a trial conducted on its behalf by CableLabs and Intel on the use of low power indoor Wi-Fi 6E for residential applications. The test found that use of 160-MHz channels on Wi-Fi 6E enabled downlink speeds of 1.7 TCP Gbps and uplink speeds of 1.2 TCP Gbps.

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Show season is here. See Finley at these upcoming shows: 

February 13 - 16
RTIME - Booth # 7
Dallas, TX

March 6 - 9
Tech Advantage - Booth #2125
Nashville, TN



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