Regional Bytes: GPC, Spectrum Enterprise, Verizon, CommScope

July 27th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Four expansion projects in four geographies in support of four different opportunities:

Great Plains Communications is building out some new fiber within the space between Omaha and Lincoln. They have been selected to hook up the Gretna Logistics Park, which spans some 170-acres of industrial business development along the south side of I-80. The location is being developed by Omaha’s NewStreet Properties, and will have some 2M square feet of warehouse and industrial space.

Spectrum Enterprise has picked up a key government opportunity. The enterprise fiber arm of Charter has entered into a multi-year contract with the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration. Under the that contract they will be able to offer a wide range of services to participating agencies and organizations across the state and the surrounding region.

Verizon is putting some significant upgrade dollars to work in none other than Washington DC. They have recently upgraded their wireless infrastructure in and around the city, deploying 5G Ultra Wideband using millimeter wave and some 100Mhz of C-Band spectrum. Also part of the mix of course was a 10x boost to the fiber capacity to towers across the region.

And CommScope is expanding its presence in and around Hickory, North Carolina, which is in Catawba County northwest of Charlotte. In order to meet supply demands in the USA, they plan to invest $60.3M over the next four years to build out manufacturing facilities in the state. The additional capacity will be put toward the manufacture of fiberoptic cable in support of rural and underserved buildouts fed by BEAD funding and other sources.

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Categories: Federal contracts · Fiber optic cable · Metro fiber · Wireless

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