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Press Release -- August 8th, 2023
Source: Clearfield Communications

Clearfield, Inc. to Share Expertise at Fiber Connect 2023

Clearfield panelists on three sessions discuss deployment challenges and opportunities, workforce development, and fiber expansion

MINNEAPOLIS–(August 7, 2023)–Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD, news, filings), the leader in community broadband fiber connectivity, announced that it has been accepted to speak at the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect 2023, held August 20-23, 2023, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Clearfield will offer thought leadership on deployment challenges and opportunities, workforce development, and fiber expansion.

Fiber Connect 2023 will explore “What Fiber Disrupts Next” and how fiber broadband serves as the enabling infrastructure to disrupt any market, including gaming, streaming entertainment, Internet of Things, precision agriculture, healthcare, machine learning, and augmented reality. The conference program includes pre-conference workshops, operator Light Talks, a C-Suite Summit, breakout sessions, and technical deep dives.

“We’re expecting more than 4,000 attendees at this year’s event. To support our continued conference growth, we are welcoming an impressive roster of speakers to present at Fiber Connect 2023,” said Joseph Jones “JJ,” Fiber Broadband Association Board Chair and President at On Trac, Inc. “This year’s speakers will present high-priority topics that will address existing challenges and uncover new opportunities for every member in the fiber broadband community, whether it is fiber network operators, mobile operators, co-ops, municipalities, or vendors.”

Three Clearfield executives will sit alongside other industry experts and join the conversation on the following sessions:

  • Monday, August 21
    • Track: Workforce Development: Developing the Next Generation Fiber Workforce
      • Session: Growing the Labor Pool – Looking Outside Traditional Talent
      • Time: 1:30 – 2:20 pm
      • Speaker: Kelly Weismann, Director of Technical Training and Support
    • Track: In The Dirt: Deployment Challenges & Opportunities
      • Session: Harsh Environments Dictate a Different Approach to Deployments
      • Time: 2:30 – 3:20 pm
      • Speaker: Michael Wood, Market Manager
  • Tuesday, August 22
    • Track: Optical Distribution Network (ODN) Technology Deep Dive
      • Time: 2:00 – 3:20 pm
      • Speaker: Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer

“We are honored to combine our knowledge with other industry experts this summer at Fiber Connect 2023,” said Morgan. “Speaking at such a large caliber event enables Clearfield to show its commitment to the Fiber Broadband community and continue to provide the best products to our customers.”

Clearfield will exhibit at booth #1003, offering attendees a unique hands-on experience with its new products such as its SeeChange™Terminal which was released on March 1, 2023.


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