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As technology advances and dependency on it grows, broadband being built now needs to last for generations using galvanized steel's proven durability.

The COVID pandemic forced a number of changes on our lifestyles, and perhaps most notably, it led to millions of Americans working or going to school from home. This highlighted the challenges the US faces in access to reliable, high speed internet service. Nearly 30 million Americans live in areas where internet service speeds do not meet the FCC’s definition of broadband including 1 in 5 school aged children. In addition to poor coverage or speed, the United States has the second highest broadband costs compared to 35 other developed nations.

Investing $65 billion into the expansion of broadband towers and signals is a generational opportunity to ensure stable access to the internet to all Americans. Considering how much of our daily lives rely on connected access, it is critical to build this infrastructure to last. Whether adding to existing poles, building new ones, or utilizing temporary mobile solutions – hot-dip galvanized steel provides durability and long-term corrosion protection.

Americans who lack access to the minmum standard broadband speeds
14.5 million
Data use increase from 2010 to 2018
73 times

Broadband Resources

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    Time to First Maintenance

    Use our TFM Chart to estimate when maintenance would be required to extend the life of HDG steel in typical North American environments.

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    Duplex Systems: Painting Over Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel

    This publication provides an overview of duplex coated applications/benefit and surface preparation procedures.

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    Life-Cycle Cost Calculator

    Use the Life-cycle Cost Calculator to compare the initial and life-cycle cost of hot-dip galvanizing to other common coating systems.

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