News of Note—IEEE, rural utility broadband funding, IBM and more

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> IEEE technical experts suggest the enterprise IoT applications most likely to take off will be those with the quickest return on investment, such as intelligent lighting and HVAC systems. Network World article

> Rural utilities lobby Congress on broadband funding. Washington Examiner article

> IBM has created a "skinny mainframe" to be used for cloud computing. VentureBeat article

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> USA Digital Communications has completed large-scale expansions of its networks in Las Vegas, Dallas and Tulsa. Release

> Oregon net neutrality law doesn't affect home consumers, only state agencies. PC Gamer article