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CommScope offers GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel
By Alyssa Dalton
January 27, 2012 – CommScope has developed a copper-alternative grounding wire designed to deter copper theft and lower maintenance costs for telecoms and data applications. The GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel solution has been intended for use in subsurface grounding grids, as well as inside and outside plant bonding applications. According to the company, the solution makes it less susceptible to theft by increasing the resistance to cutting and drastically decreasing the scrap value. It can be jacketed with a polyethylene coating and printed to disguise and distinguish the wire from solid copper alternatives.