By Sabela Ojea
CommScope Holding Co. said Wednesday that it is expanding its fiber-optic cable production to increase the rollout of broadband across U.S. rural areas.
The network infrastructure provider plans to invest $47 million in fiber-optic cable production to meet the needs of underserved areas through the introduction of a new Heliarc fiber-optic cable.
CommScope’s investment supports President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure law, approved late in 2021.
“With today’s announcement of a $47 million investment, CommScope is demonstrating its commitment to our once-in-a-generation infrastructure moment,” said Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
Heliarc is a smaller and lighter-weight cable that allows faster installation and lower cost of deployment, CommScope said.
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