In January 2017 the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force & Digital Economy Leadership Team issued its report on "Fostering the Advance of the Internet of Things."  

As part of the report, the Department evaluated the interplay between IPv6 adoption and the proliferation of IoT devices, finding that widespread IPv6 adoption is an integral component in creating an optimal environment for supporting IoT growth, and yet the Internet still has a way to go in achieving this goal.