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  1. USTC Corp Expands Sales Leadership at Comstar Supply

    USTC Corp Expands Sales Leadership at Comstar Supply
    Appoints Industry Veteran Todd Mitchell as Regional Director - WestDecember 14, 2021 – USTC Corp, the leading one-stop shop for all materials, distribution, and supply chain management solutions for telecommunications, HFC, FTTH, FTTx, wireless, data center technologies, and electric cooperatives, announced the expansion of their sales group in the Western region of the U.S., and appointed Todd Mitchell as Regional Director...
  2. Off The Top - September 2021

     What a wild ride it’s been for all of us at Comstar in 2021, and we’ve still got 3 months left in the year!  When we published our last newsletter back in March, Comstar had just begun to think about bringing people back into the office and out on the road as we looked forward to some sense of normalcy...
  3. Meet Comstar's Ralph Del Conte

    Meet Comstar's Ralph Del Conte
    As Vice President of Sales Operations, Ralph has worn many hats throughout his career. Today, he’s our customer’s most important ally for fiber cable as the industry navigates the most disruption to manufacturing and the supply chain that he’s experienced in his 17 years working for the company. Let’s learn more about Ralph, his career, his family, and being a...
  4. September Product Spotlight

    September Product Spotlight
     Amphenol Broadband Solutions Industry leading CWDM and DWDM filters from Amphenol Broadband Solutions have cost and time saving features that you didn’t know you needed. The Advanced Optical Modules (AOM) are designed to fit in your favorite outside plant closures with a high density of available channels. The test ports at the end of the module are unique to the industry which...
  5. As The Supply Chain Wheel Turns

    As The Supply Chain Wheel Turns
    We actually had to check the date of this article to see if we were reading something from last year. Unfortunately, it was dated August 2021. The simple message – the global supply chain is going to get worse before it gets better. Manufacturers and shipping agents point to a year of disruption, lack of containers, port congestions, and a...
  6. DÉJÀ VU… ALL OVER AGAIN

    DÉJÀ VU… ALL OVER AGAIN
    In the film Groundhog Day, the plot is about a reluctant weatherman sent to report on a weather-forecasting groundhog. His frustration with having to cover the story is evident, and when awakening the following morning, he discovers that the day happens over and over again. This plot is appropriate in following the trade and supply chain industry over the last...
  7. USTC Corp Acquires Comstar Supply

     USTC’s rapid organic growth and recent acquisitions createmarket leader in broadband distribution solutionsUSTC Corp, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of telecommunications materials, supply chain solutions, and technical expertise announced today that it has acquired Comstar Supply, Inc., a national distributor of outside plant material and equipment for the broadband industry. With this transaction, USTC Corp now operates seven distribution locations...
  8. WHAT’S YOUR “PLAN B?”

    The phrase “tip of the iceberg” seems to be the most fitting way to describe the last 18 months and impact it’s had on the global supply chain. We’ve seen the effect of COVID-19 on worldwide supplies of everything from toilet paper to coffee. We’ve experienced the residual aftermath on the broadband industry from weather-related storms in the Southwest impacting...
  9. A Quick Recap of Federal Broadband Investments and Fiber Construction

    A Quick Recap of Federal Broadband Investments and Fiber Construction
    A tentative agreement was recently reached on a $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Framework which includes $65 billion in broadband investment. It’s the latest federal funding initiative looking to bolster the availability of high-speed Internet access to homes and more rural areas of the U.S. Specific to the most recent deal, it’s projected that $40 billion would go directly to the states...
  10. Fiber Optic Drop Cable Update

    Fiber Optic Drop Cable Update
    We’ve Got the Drop (Cable) On You Investment from the federal government and demand for fiber Internet due to the pandemic, has shifted the focus of carrier-grade networks from serving the metro, to finally building largely in rural areas. The race to push fiber optics as close to the customer as possible has spawned a fiber cable gold rush that...

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