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Broadband over Power Line seems like a viable option to provide last-mile connections to anchor IoT. Don't hold your breath, writes Patrick Hubbard.


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Silver Peak's new Unity software with cloud intelligence gives businesses more control and better performance of cloud-based applications by mapping optimal routes over the Internet for cloud traffic.

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