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Norcross, Georgia, May 10, 2024 / PRNewswire /

OFS, a global leader in optical fiber solutions, proudly announces a press event to celebrate the future of the broadband industry and new jobs for Americans.

This May 10th gathering of federal and state government dignitaries, key industry association leaders, local broadband service providers, and national/regional media will help usher in new manufacturing capabilities for U.S.-made fiber products to enrich the lives of rural Americans with safe, secure, and reliable broadband connectivity.

Established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Broadband Equity, Accessibility, and Deployment (BEAD) program includes $42.45 billion dedicated to expanding high-speed internet access by financing infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

In preparation for the expected increased demand for fiber optic infrastructure, OFS has been investing in optical fiber and fiber optic cable manufacturing in Georgia, including a $139 million expansion that was fully operationalized by 2022. With the anticipated demand from BEAD funding, OFS will create up to 100 new jobs in Georgia over the next few years.

Holly Hulse, CEO of OFS, explained, “We’ve all seen the increased importance of the internet in our daily lives.  The BEAD program is an important investment in people and locations across the United States to keep them up to speed and prepare them for the future. With two longstanding factories in Georgia, OFS has been a fiber optic innovator for decades.  OFS is pleased to do our part in rewiring the country by offering world-class optic fiber solutions that meet Buy America Build America (BABA) Act requirements. We look forward to creating jobs for Georgians in the process”. 

About OFS
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx), and specialty fiber optic products. We put our development and manufacturing resources to work creating solutions for applications in such areas as telecommunications, medicine, industrial networking, sensing, aerospace, defense, and energy. We provide reliable, cost-effective fiber optic solutions that help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses today and into the future.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in several countries worldwide. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Group, a multi-billion-dollar leader in optical communications.

Please visit www.ofsoptics.com.

OFS PR Contact
Sherry Salyer
+1 (770) 798 4210

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