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Clearfield: Getting the D-ROP on Fiber

When I grew up in rural Ohio, my brother and I played cops and robbers with neighborhood kids in the fields and woods that surrounded our property. We were about the same age and it was big fun for us…


Clearfield: How the FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC 900) Keeps It Low

When speaking with customers about Clearfield® FieldSmart® Fiber Active Cabinets, I often call them “versatile,” which is defined as “able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or…


Clearfield: Going Paperless

The first Earth Day celebration occurred nearly 50 years ago on April 22, 1970 as the spring sunshine brought out 20 million Americans in support of environmental reform[1] . Since then companies…


Clearfield: How In-Cassette Splicing Reduces Your Costs

Optical fiber components continue to change, making the deployment of networks less expensive, simpler and quicker to deploy, and easier to maintain. In the early days of optical fiber networks…


Clearfield: Carpe Diem! Semper Doctrina! Why Learning is Key in Today’s Fiber World

One of the few Latin sayings I remember is from the movie “Dead Poets Society,” but nowadays I wish that John Keating (played by Robin Williams) taught Semper Doctrina (“always learning”) along with…


Clearfield: My Fiber Connection Story

I was really excited to get FTTH from my local service provider…but properly inspecting and cleaning the connector made a huge difference, per the following images and story. Dirty connector: after