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Clearfield: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This month’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) got me thinking about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and what an engineering career means to me. As…

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Clearfield: Dropping the Bolt – When “Easy” Projects Are Not So Easy

Sometimes, easy projects are not as simple as we think. Seeking advice from professionals before you start may save you both time and money in the end. As an example…I am a pretty handy guy when it…

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Clearfield: Small Count is a Big Plus for 5G

5G discussions often focus on the large number and density of antennas and radios needed…but deploying those antennas and radios creates other issues. People dislike seeing large, intrusive…

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Clearfield: High-Speed Internet is Not a Luxury…It's a Necessity

For over 10 years, the telecommunications industry waited for a driving force to make fiber connections to the home mandatory. Some thought it would be 4K television or virtual reality games. It’s a…

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Clearfield: More Flex, Less Stress for Electric Co-ops with the FieldSmart FiberFlex 2000

One of my great pleasures is getting away from stress. For me, that means going outdoors…perhaps camping in the woods, staying at a lake resort or visiting my niece on her isolated pig farm. I’ve…

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Start FOA Certification from Home or Office with Clearfield’s Online Training

The demand for qualified fiber optic technicians is growing and access to the communication industry’s best practices knowledge is vital to keeping up with that demand. From online courses to full…