Commerce Department Celebrates New Fiber Optic Expansions

Administration officials travel to Hickory, North Carolina, to announce new investments into communications infrastructure.

Commerce Department leaders gathered in Hickory, North Carolina, to celebrate two investments into domestic fiber optic cable production. Secretary Gina Raimondo and Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson announced a nearly $550 million investment into manufacturers CommScope and Corning, which will help them manufacture the fiber optic cables required to bring universal high-speed internet to America.

“We have a tremendous opportunity not just to close the digital divide for millions of Americans, but also to revitalize domestic manufacturing industry, make more products and technologies in America, and create good manufacturing jobs here in Hickory and across the country,” said Secretary Raimondo. “With today’s announcements, that investment continues by producing the fiber we’re going to use to get everyone connected to the Internet right here in America with products made in America.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Raimondo as she heads efforts to revitalize domestic manufacturing.
  • That these investments are well used by both CommScope and Corning.
  • For the Biden administration as they invest in every minute facet that makes an entire goal possible.

Sources: Department of Commerce


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