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As technologies change, communities grow and customer needs evolve, Finley Engineering has remained successful by mastering the latest practices and staying on top of innovation in the industries of Energy, Telecom, IP Services and Broadband. Download our whitepapers for access to the most current expert information.


Building Rural Broadband Success: A Case Study of Partnership With Pinnacle Telecom and Barry Electric Cooperative 

Expanding quality broadband access to all parts of rural America has become a critical public policy objective for the U.S. Broadband access is now considered a critical utility, equal to electricity or water, for any community, giving it a chance to participate and thrive in the global economy. Increasingly, rural electric cooperatives are seen as a necessary participant to help achieve this important objective.




Ending the Digital Divide: A Case Study in Fixed Wireless and Bringing Better Broadband to Underserved Communities

Several small and rural communities throughout the US are full of hard-working proud people who enjoy the rural lifestyle and the quality of life it enables. But unfortunately, they also experienced a reality that is all too often part of the fabric of too many rural communities across the country — lack of quality high speed broadband service for all its citizens.


Considerations Before Initiating a Feasibility Study

Support for broadband deployment in rural America continues to grow as evidenced by public meeting notices or a quick scan of the internet, Twitter and other social media. And according to the FCC, while
public and private sector initiatives are growing in number, there still lacks enough advancement in
closing the gap to conclude broadband is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.




Building a Future-Ready, High-Speed Broadband Network

Whether you’re a rural electric cooperative, a municipality, telecommunications or another organization exploring fiber opportunities, your goal is the same: find the optimal way to bring high-speed broadband to your community, constituents or customers. In this e-book we will review: The Universal Challenge; The Solution; Build the Business Case; Find Funding; Identify a Technical Approach; The Finley Approach




The Co-op’s Broadband Plan For Success: Community Broadband Snapshot Report 

In the battle to deploy broadband, cooperatives can be a decisive force to cover the rural flanks in states with aggressive broadband adoption goals such as California, New York, and Minnesota. In the more rural states, or ones without stated commitments to broadband, co-ops may have to carry the lion’s share of responsibility if their rural communities are to have a hope for broadband. This report will help you make the business case for your local co-ops building broadband networks. It doesn’t give you all the answers, but it does point you in the right

 partnership implications   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.

  Full Gig Speed Ahead: Next generation access technologies fueling the rise of a gigabit future Not so very long ago, gigabit capable access networks were limited to discussions on PowerPoint slides. Today, telcos, cable companies, cooperatives and municipalities are actively deploying gig-capable networks across the U.S. These ultra-high-speed, low-latency networks are serving urban, suburban and rural areas alike because everyone, everywhere can benefit from their capabilities, including the service providers who operate them.


  The Increasing Need for Bandwidth for Colleges and Universities According to a new report, “The 2015 State of ResNet Report,” published by the Association for College and University Technology Advancement, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, there is a major upswing in funding, bandwidth availability, and outsourcing, for broadband and WiFi usage on university campuses.


  Healthcare Connect Fund: Understanding a $400M Opportunity In today’s healthcare arena, high-speed, high-quality broadband access is essential. Most health care providers (HCPs), hospital administrators, nursing staff, clinics and the patients they serve are enjoying the many benefits that high-speed connectivity delivers to the medical field. Some of the advancements that broadband makes possible include electronic medical records (EMRs), telemedicine and home health applications, digital imaging, e-prescriptions and support for robust medical practice/back office management systems, to name just a few.


  Gigabit FTTH: Examining Ultra High-Speed Network Momentum While Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology has been deployed by broadband carriers for many years now, it is just recently that Gigabit FTTH has gained significant momentum. Gigabit FTTH delivers at least the capability of 1 Gbps in the downstream path to end subscribers, with many current Gigabit service providers offering a similar symmetrical speed in the upstream path as well. This Gigabit FTTH momentum is highlighted with the entrance of global Internet powerhouse Google, who has planned or deployed three Gigabit FTTH networks in Kansas City (both the KS and MO versions), Austin, TX, and Provo, UT.


  Wi-Fi Goes Gigabit: Next Generation Wi-Fi Opportunities As broadband carriers expand bandwidth capabilities to residential and small- to medium-sized business customers up to a full Gigabit, Wi-Fi technology must follow suit for end users to reap the full benefit of all that bandwidth. Fortunately, next-generation Wi-Fi, officially known as 802.11ac or Gigabit Wi-Fi, is enabling complete end-to-end ultra-high bandwidth solutions.


  Knock Knock, 802.11AC is Calling 802.11ac is the emerging IEEE wireless networking standard that could change broadband service businesses significantly. While this may come in part through higher capacity and higher performance outside plant wireless access networks, the real game-changer for many providers will be inside their customers’ homes.


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