Telecommuting is boosting an obscure corner of the real estate industry: Fiber-optic cables. With millions of people working from home and using cloud-based applications to do so, more data is being sent through fiber-optic cables. This is turn is driving demand for greater bandwidth –- a fact that has helped REITs and stocks related to fiber-optic cables outperform the S&P 500, both during this year’s market downturn and on the rebound.

Related ETF: Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate Sector EFT (SRVR) ; Related REITs & Stocks: CCI, CIEN, LITE

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