Smart Tips

Shorter than a white paper but just as informational! Increase your product knowledge with these “Smart Tips” from our market managers who are emerged in the fields everyday.

 

  • 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…

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  • 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 –…

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  • 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.…

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  • It’s Time to Ribbonize

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

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • FieldShield Frequently Asked Questions

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

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Using FieldShield in MDU Applications

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

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  • Clearfield’s CWDM Information Guide

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

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  • Hub Collapse Cabinets

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

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  • Distribution Networks

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

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  • Optical Circulators

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

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  • 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…

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