I find it interesting that the FCC made a distinction between wired & wireless ISPs, based on the present state of technology. Does this mean they will change the rules again in a few years, so that wired & wireless are competing on the same level playing field?
Internet service providers are competing in the same space as content providers. There is clearly a interest on the ISP's part to restrict or impede the delivery of services that are competing with them. In my view, I'm buying a pipe to get my data through, and it should not be restricted or have additional fees attached based on the content of the pipe. Yes, bandwidth management makes sense, but only on a macro scale. Any throttling that isn't applied as a whole to a given service area is the ISP abusing their position.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.