Has there ever been a time when reliable network connectivity has been so crucial, in so many ways, in so many places, as it is now? Just ask anyone who's getting their work done through video calls from home, or whose college coursework has moved online, or who depends on virtual doctor visits to stay healthy. Think of all the interactions that have gone digital in a matter of weeks -- in ways that will influence how we use technology long after this pandemic has passed.
That's why we're delighted to see so many of our customers around the world pushing ahead with network investments during this critical time -- planning and building to meet the bandwidth demands of today and tomorrow. You haven't hit "pause," and neither have we. From the manufacturing floor to our front-line customer teams, we're drawing on our global capabilities to support your growth.
In my last letter, I outlined the ways in which Corning builds its manufacturing capabilities to ensure highly reliable supply, even during disruptive times. Throughout this crisis, we have been leveraging those capabilities: our regionally located manufacturing facilities, our diverse global supply chain, our strong inventory positions at distributors, and our active forecasting of customer demands for capacity and material planning. We're also continually updating our contingency plans to ensure we're prepared for changes that affect transportation routes -- with a constant focus on remaining a reliable source of supply.
I thank you for staying closely connected with us during this crisis and ask that you continue to do so. Should you have any questions or specific concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Corning representative using your usual contact information.
More than ever, the world is depending on network connectivity. As we navigate these extraordinary times together, we look forward to continuing to work with you to support your needs.