Is Your Network Ready for the Big Race?

The stock car racing season is approaching fast and much like communication networks - it’s a balance of speed…

Grounding or No Grounding – What’s Required for Fiber?

Working with customers across the country to install our duct and buried fiber delivery solutions, we’re often asked how…

Best Drop Option for Your Build Priority

Recognizing that no two networks are alike, Clearfield has developed the industry’s widest choice of drop cable solutions –…

You Get What You Pay For

Customers go to great lengths when designing and building a FTTH network. The time, labor and cost is significant.…

It’s Time to Ribbonize

Technological advancements have made building a fiber network faster and more efficient. One of those advancements is the reintroduction…

You Want Fiber Where?

I'm an application engineer for Clearfield and just when I think I’ve seen the capacity of what fiber optics…

Finding Space in an Already Occupied Duct

A large carrier needed access to businesses to provide broadband services, and was running into the same problem in…

Getting Fiber to an MDU is Simplified with the Clearfield Collaborative Approach

A Clearfield distribution partner put me in touch with a customer planning to build out three large 50+ unit…

Optical Component Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about WDM/CWDM/DWDM & Circulators 1. What is a WDM? WDM stands for Wavelength Division Multiplexer. In fiber-optic communications,…

Microduct – Cost Effective Ideas to Deliver Service to Areas Once Considered Unreachable

The Challenge: Meeting the rising need for broadband usuage. Customers think they can seemlessly access from network to network…

FieldShield Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need the FieldShield Assist to install FieldShield Fiber Cable?  FieldShield can be pushed by hand, but the…

Using FieldShield in the Cellular World

With the onset of LTE and other broadband hungry technologies, cell tower owners and operators have seen the need…

FieldSmart FDP-KIS Wireless Application Scenarios

Multiple Cell Back Haul Demarcation with Consolidation Point The Clearfield FieldSmart FDP-KIS box can be deployed as a stand-alone demarcation…

Using FieldShield in MDU Applications

MDU’S – In the communications industry, these three letters strike fear into the hearts of planners, engineers and construction…

Clearfield’s CWDM Information Guide

Would you like to know a little more about CWDMs? We have created this document to help define and…

Hub Collapse Cabinets

By: Tom Warren Many of Clearfield’s MSO customers have considered collapsing certain hub locations. The applications vary but the reason…

Distribution Networks

By: Brian Schrand When building a FTTH network, there are two basic architectures that you can choose from for your…

Optical Circulators

By Jon Anderson The FTTH Expo recently concluded with much fanfare and optimism. Now we all get to go back…

Is Plug and Play the Future of FTTH?

An FTTH Innovation Comes of Age by Brian Schrand Clearfield Senior Member of Technical Staff Service providers, consultants, engineering companies and contractors are…