Danish Telecommunications company to build North American hub in Gaston County

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Lynddahl Telecom America Inc. (LTA), a duct solutions company for fiber optics installations, will build a $5.6 million plastic extrusion production site in Belmont – the first North American site.

“North Carolina is benefiting yet again from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with Lynddahl Telecom’s decision to make Gaston County its North American home,” said Governor Ray Cooper. “Expanding access to high-speed internet is imperative to closing our digital divide, and having companies in our corner that are well-equipped to extend broadband throughout our rural regions puts us closer to high quality internet for everyone.”

Building on more than 30 years of international experience in the fiber optics and duct industry, the three founders established the parent company in Denmark in 2020. LTA incorporated in 2023 as a subsidiary of Lynddahl Telecom A/S with the aim of offering duct solutions for the North American market and will begin operations with a 55,000-square-foot facility to manufacture the protective conduits for fiber-optic cables.

“Everyone is increasingly expecting high speed internet everywhere – be it for remote work, distance learning or leisure,” said Jacob Ulrik Petersen, president of LTA. “Over the next decade, historic investments into upgrading broadband access throughout America will be made and this represents a major business opportunity for us.

“We have found a cost-effective method to rapidly deploy fiber optics in Europe and we are excited about being able to offer this to our American, Canadian and Mexican partners.”

A performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help LTA establish its new production site.

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