AFL registers cable manufacturing milestone

July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009--AFL Telecommunications recently manufactured and shipped its 150,000th kilometer of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), said to be the first such achievement in the industry. The company first began OPGW manufacturing at its Duncan, SC plant in 1985 and has shipped the high-tech cable to more than 65 countries.

July 7, 2009--AFL Telecommunications recently manufactured and shipped its 150,000th kilometer of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), said to be the first such achievement in the industry. The company first began OPGW manufacturing at its Duncan, SC plant in 1985 and has shipped the high-tech cable to more than 65 countries.

OPGW serves as the ground wire for power lines while providing a path for the transmission of voice, video or data signals by incorporating optical fibers into the design. It is placed at the highest point on power utility structures.

On the Web: www.afltele.com

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