Fiber Optic Cabinets, Cables, Pedestals and Terminals


Last week, we crossed another major threshold. Clearfield’s fiber termination process for SC-UPCs and SC-APC on the 900 micron media type has been certified compliant to the Telcordia GR-326-Core requirements. Those in the industry will recognize this as a big milestone. For those of you who are new to this alphabet and numerical soup, let me explain.

This third party validation, by Resolute Technologies, a Boston-based accredited testing facility specializing in fiber optic connector testing, certifies that Clearfield’s performance standards meet the requirements of some of the biggest and most demanding telecom service providers in the country. (Of course, we already knew this.) That means we are authorized to pursue business among these national carriers and helps to legitimize our programs as we pursue additional requirements of the most stringent providers. We realize that we still need to earn their business, of course. But, now one of the many roadblocks has been removed.

The Telcordia GR-326 certification validates Clearfield’s single mode optical connectors and jumper assemblies. We will continue to expand Telcordia testing and certification for our full range of connectorized assemblies.

While we can now extend our reach beyond our traditional tier 3 and alternative broadband carrier customers, I want to be clear that our loyalty to our longstanding customer base will never waiver. Growing up, I often heard the phrase “Dance with the one that brought you.” We will never forget nor neglect those partners that helped to make Clearfield the leading specialist in fiber management and connectivity.

We plan to keep dancing for a long time to come.

For more information about the Telcordia GR-326-Core certification, please click here