“Serving the rural telephone marketplace has been paramount to Clearfield’s early success,” explained Cheri Beranek, Clearfield president and CEO. “With hundreds of small companies across the country, we have the great fortune of serving a very broad market.”
“We’ve used Clearfield throughout our deployment,” explained Troy Friday, OSP manager for McDonough. “When we made the decision to use Clearfield over the competition, we knew performance of the terminated fiber end would always be stellar. Throughout the deployment, we’ve had access to Clearfield engineers which has been an added bonus. This latest product builds on the modularity of the platform and that keeps our operating costs in check.”
Another example is Minford Telephone Company. The rural, hilly area of southern Ohio has experienced spurts of change as farmers sporadically sell off certain parts of their acreage to be developed into new residential or business areas. As Minford Telephone works to provide fiber optic service to these areas, forecasting for growth proves to be quite a challenge – a challenge that they’ve turned to Clearfield to help solve.
Providing IPTV signal coverage for their service area is another of Minford’s core offerings to the community in which Clearfield product was utilized. The FieldSmart FxDS Frame with a PON Insert fit well into a small space tower building placed next to the antenna equipment.
“Contractors find the installation of Clearfield products to be very intuitive and consistent throughout all parts of the network,” concluded Neal.
“McDonough and Minford telephone companies are both prime examples of the work that our rural telephone companies are doing,” continues Beranek. “We’re thrilled to be working with our core base of broadband service providers as they build their business with an expanding presence in both wire line as well as wireless connectivity markets.”