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Sometimes that means telling you to avoid a certain stock or sector. Sometimes it means telling you to go all in.
This is one of those all-in reports…
Peak Usage Becomes Average Usage
As lockdowns started here in the States, internet traffic jumped immediately. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said his company saw web traffic climb 20%, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) jump 25%, streaming ramp by 12%, and online gaming skyrocket 75%!
At AT&T, the story was similar. Wireless voice calls were up 44%, WiFi calling was up 88%, and it saw all-time highs in data traffic from streaming service Netflix.
Cloudflare, a company that provides cloud-based networking and cybersecurity services, said that it had seen network usage increase as much as 40% in Seattle, where the coronavirus first broke out in the U.S.
Google’s streaming site, YouTube, said that it would reduce its video quality from high to standard definition across the globe. Microsoft’s Xbox requested that gaming companies introduce updates and new releases only at certain times to prevent network congestion.
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have been building out their networks for years to cover increasing demand, but company officials said they had never seen such a steep, sudden surge.
And all that extra use is still taking a toll on the networks. Median download speeds dropped 38% in San Jose, California and 24% in New York according to Broadband Now, the consumer broadband research site.
The Need for Speed
You see most internet connections in the country were built to send information in one direction — downstream. So those using cable and DSL are on networks built for downloads.
That’s great if all you’re doing is streaming movies while you’re stuck at home. But if you need to send data out, say in a video conference, your DSL leaves you SOL.
One of our editors has the fastest residential internet package Comcast offers. Its top upload speed: a whopping 10 Mbps. He can’t get more even if he offered to pay for it (which he did).
Mobile wireless networks, fixed networks in rural areas, and satellite broadband all suffer from the same capacity constraints as cable and DSL.
It’s so bad that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile got together and struck a deal with Dish Network, the satellite TV company, to “borrow” its unused wireless spectrum to help boost their network capacity.
But even last-ditch efforts like that are still leaving millions without the networks they need. Like Pete Mitchell, we’ve got the need for speed. But we need it in both directions...
When Wireless Isn’t Really Wireless
You’ve likely heard talk recently about the growing 5G wireless network. If you’ve read many of our articles, you’ve heard a lot about it and the profits it will deliver shrewd investors.
You’ve heard how it’s going to completely change the way we live.
It will allow for connected cities that are more accessible to those of us with physical handicaps.
It will create smart homes that adjust temperature and lighting while you’re on your way home and even pour you a glass of wine if they detect you’re feeling a little stressed from work.
It will allow virtual reality and augmented reality to blend seamlessly with the real world.
It will be amazing once this new wireless network is up and running!
But there’s one problem… It’s not really wireless at all.
You see, in order to store all the data that all those new connected devices will create, you have to have a physical connection to storage facilities.
And these facilities, also known as server farms, are only linked to the outside world with one kind of connection. It’s the physical connection that can handle speeds fast enough to keep up with 5G.
And it’s called fiber-optic cable.
So the network may be “wireless” but it’s not “cable-less.” And without these cables, 5G networks cannot and will not ever exist.
But investors aren’t paying attention to that fact right now. They’re just looking at who’s going to be the winner of the 5G race or who’s going to hang the antenna from their towers.
That creates an opportunity for investors who know what the real backbone of the 5G network is. And we’ve got a list of fiber-optic companies helping to create that backbone, and they're all trading for less than $10.
But before we get to those, let’s talk a little bit about what fiber optics are and why they’re so critical for the 5G network.
When Wires Aren’t Really Wires
Fiber-optic cables are cables made from a bundle of optical fibers. Optical fibers are flexible, transparent strands made by pulling glass or plastic to a diameter slightly bigger than that of a human hair.
They’re called optical fibers because they’re used to transmit light from one end of the cable to the other. If you’ve ever had a doctor look inside you with a scope, those images that came up on the display screen were transmitted over optical fibers.
That’s a very important role fiber optics plays. But it’s not the only one. You see, fiber optics are widely used in communications because they allow transmission over long distances at higher bandwidths.
If you were to put that into wireless terms, they’re like a combination of 4G (that can travel long distances) and 5G (that can handle high bandwidths).
The 5G network will be a combination network of sorts. It’ll have 4G capabilities to send signals through buildings and over long distances, and it’ll have 5G capabilities to handle tons of data.
But the only way to get those data into server farms (and access them again quickly) is for the wireless network to be wired into the servers with fiber optics (which aren’t really wires at all).
So you’re starting to see why fiber-optic cables are so critical to the deployment of 5G across the globe.
Without those physical connections to the storage centers, there’s no efficient way to store the data and no easy way to access them when we need them.
And investors are starting to catch on as they search for the best fiber-optic stocks to play this long-term trend.
But most of the easy-to-find fiber-optic stocks are already trading close to $100 a share. And the big gains aren’t coming from incumbents in this new industry.
If you want the really massive profits from fiber optics, you’ve got to dig a little deeper to find companies that haven’t already been bid through the roof.
Fortunately for you, we love digging deeper into investments. And we’ve found several fiber-optic stocks that are still trading under $10 but likely won’t stay there long.
So now that you’ve got a better grasp of what it is and why it’s so important, let’s talk about the companies that could turn a small investment into a relative fortune.
Three Fiber-Optics Stocks Under $10
First on our list is Optical Cable Corporation (NASDAQ: OCC). This Roanoke, Virginia-based company manufactures the cables that will connect the 5G wireless network to the real world. The company’s cable is used mainly for telecommunications and is sold in the U.S. and 70 other countries worldwide. Plus, OCC has a deal to make military-grade tactical fiber-optic cable for the U.S. military.
And its shares trade for around $2.50 right now. But earlier in 2020, they were changing hands for as much as $3.60. And they’ve been as high as $6 in recent history. As investors look for companies likely to ride the fiber-optic wave created by 5G and the need for high-speed connections, these shares could easily hit their old heights and score investors a 50%–150% gain.
Next up is NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN). Founded in 1996, NeoPhotonics makes and sells optoelectronic products that transmit, receive, and switch high-speed digital optical signals for communications networks. So we’re talking about the circuits, transceivers, and semiconductors needed to send and receive data over fiber-optic networks.
The company’s been growing revenues since 2018 and is currently bringing in about what it was when shares were worth $18. Those shares are currently trading right around $7. But they’ve got the potential to jump to $15 in just a matter of weeks. That could score investors a quick double. And then you’d be set up to watch the shares slowly grow to all-time highs as the fiber-optic network expands and NeoPhotonics’ devices become even more in demand.
Our third fiber-optic stock under $10 is a really good one and it’s got the potential to deliver a 50% gain in just a couple of weeks.
We’re talking about Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI). Initially, this wouldn’t have made the list, but shares got whacked in the selling that hit the market in October 2020 and dropped back below $10. That’s after running up nearly 200% over just six months.
AAOI is a leading provider of fiber-optic networking products for internet data, cable television, fiber to the home, and telecommunications. The company makes a range of communications products at varying levels from components to ready-to-run equipment.
Shares have been as high as $100 in the past and could get back up there given some time and the right catalysts. But even a run back up to summer 2020’s levels of $15 would score investors a 50% gain from the current price.
Bonus: The BEST Fiber-Optic Stock Under $10
So there you have our three top fiber-optic stocks under $10. However, there’s one more out there that doesn’t make fiber optics but is potentially more likely to rally thanks to interest in this industry.
Instead of making the components of the fiber-optic networks and hoping companies opt for its products, this company spent the last five years building the nation’s largest fiber-optic cable network.
It’s got more of this critical asset than all of the telecommunications companies (Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile) have combined. It’s even got more than them plus the top cable providers in the country.
And it’s giving companies access to that network for a small fee (kind of like a tollbooth to get off the back roads and onto the highway).
So it should be no surprise that the only cities with true 5G access are ones on this company’s network. It’s a pretty powerful visual to see the network:
And then see the U.S. cities with 5G:
Every single city that has 5G access is also on this company’s network. That’s why all the wireless carriers already have contracts in place with this company. And that’s why even the U.S. government has inked multimillion-dollar deals, too.
This company owns the one asset that is 100% critical to successful 5G deployment. And it’s got more of it than any other company out there.
Investors haven’t caught on yet, however. And the share price is sitting right around $10. But that’s not going to last.
Just a few weeks back, you could have picked them up for only $5. And you’d already be up nearly 100%.
But the rally is far from over. This stock could easily double again in the coming months.
And by the time all is said and done and our nationwide 5G and fiber-optic network is up and running, we’re talking about a stock that could be worth $68 or more.
Get Paid to Get Profits
Plus, in order to get special treatment from the government, the company has agreed to share nearly all of its fiber optics profits with investors.
So not only will you have shares that could easily double, triple, or even give you a 10x return, but you’ll also get paid to watch them run up the charts.
We can’t think of a better deal than future profits plus guaranteed income. That’s why we’re so adamant that everyone reading this gets a stake in this stock.
And that’s why two of our experts put together a presentation explaining the opportunity, laying out all the details of the company, and showing how and why it’s going to lead the pack.
You can get access to that presentation by clicking this link.
It’s very informative and we highly suggest you take a few minutes from your day to give it a view. Once you’re done, you’ll be all set to capture massive profits and collect steady income from this fiber optics heavyweight.
But if you prefer to digest your information in the written form, we’ve got something for you too. They also created a report that includes all the same details as the presentation.
You can read that by clicking this link.
Time Waits for No One
Whether you watch the video or read the report, we implore you to get the information as soon as possible. This stock is way too cheap considering the value of the assets it controls.
And that low price isn’t going to last. So you need to act quickly. In this race, it’s the speedy hare that comes out on top, not the slow and steady tortoise.
The next time you hear about it, the stock could be trading at $15 already... or $20... or $25 as it shoots up the charts toward $68 or more.
So take some time now that you’re through reading this report to learn how to get involved, and then you can start watching your fiber-optic profits begin to add up.
You can get all the information you need to get started here.