Clearfield (CLFD), Fiber to Anywhere

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for the communications networks of leading ILECS, CLECs, MSO/cable TV companies, and the broadband needs of the Utility/Municipality, Enterprise, Data Center and Military markets. Clearfield offers the industry’s only fiber management and delivery platform offering scalability to align capital equipment expenditure alongside subscriber revenue through a single architecture.

To be an industry leader means knowing the customer’s requirements, and then exceeding them. Helping service providers reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling a fiber optic network, Clearfield has created a framework for bringing customer-focused designs to the marketplace and building simplicity into the design to deliver lowest total cost of ownership.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys millions of fiber ports each year throughout North America and beyond.

Delivering for the Future of Fiber

Delivering fiber to the home or business is in its infancy – only 6-10% have a single fiber. But market growth is on the horizon. From 2014 to 2017, homes connected in North America is forecasted to increase by over 50% as consumers and businesses demand faster and bandwidth-intensive communications. Providing gigabit broadband is the technology that will answer this demand…and fiber is the enabler to make it happen.

What Clearfield has always done best is to listen to the customer and the needs of the industry, and to respond by providing customized fiber management products that deliver superior optical connectivity. Today, the biggest challenge faced by the industry today is the cost to deploy. Clearfield is now solving this challenge by providing an optical fiber delivery platform that promises “Labor Lite” – the next frontier in plug and play technology that further reduces the cap/ex and op/ex cost of broadband deployment. By teaming FieldSmart® and FieldShield® products, service providers reduce the labor time and the required skill level from pre-engineering all the way to construction.

Through a disciplined approach, Clearfield has positioned itself to grow both the size and the value of the company and to be the fiber management/delivery platform of choice for gigabit broadband providers.

The Clearfield Promise

Clearfield’s approach to fiber management promises scalable deployment, craft-friendly operation, and unsurpassed performance. Based on the patented Clearview® Cassette, Clearfield’s unique, single-architected, modular fiber management platform is designed to lower the cost of broadband deployment and maintenance by consolidating, protecting and distributing incoming and outgoing fiber circuits, enabling our customers to scale their operations as their subscriber revenues increase. This stream-lined, practical approach extends to Clearfield’s line of FieldSmart panels, frames and cabinets, optical components and full range of fiber optic assemblies and patch cords.

Fiber in the last mile has been made easier, less intrusive and less expensive to install with FieldShield “pushable” fiber– a Clearfield system of optical fiber cables, microducts and multiport field deployment devices that take the industry’s best bend-insensitive glass and delivers it through this simple, fast fiber pathway through all points of the network with limited labor and optimal restorability.

Fiber is no longer a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN. Clearfield is positioning itself for future growth to support the ever increasing call for Gigabit Broadband and achieving a strategy for “fiber without compromise” that will deliver long-term shareholder value.