PRESS RELEASE: Rural municipality utilities extend fiber broadband access with Clearfield in Kentucky

MINNEAPOLIS – October 3, 2017 - Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has partnered with Barbourville Utilities in Barbourville, Kentucky, to make Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and unprecedented internet speeds a reality for thousands of residents in the rural Kentucky communities of Barbourville and Knox County. Barbourville Utilities is utilizing in-cassette splicing within Clearfield’s FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) 288-port Cabinet, as a means to lower the cost of deployment by removing traditional field splicing at the cabinet.

For the first time since it was built in the mid-1950’s, Barbourville’s flood wall is now nationally certified to protect the town from a flood. Had the flood wall not passed its recent inspection, residents, and businesses could have seen a hike in insurance costs across the city.

Barbourville Utilities monitors and manages the community's flood wall, complying with federal regulations for inspection and offering public monitoring of Cumberland River levels on this website.

Read the full story on the Mountain Advocate website.

WYMT TV was on hand Tuesday (September 5) to witness the beginning of our multi-month installation of "Blink," Barbourville's Gigabit Link. The fiber to the home service will bring significantly faster Internet to Barbourville.

Today is a big day for Barbourville Utilities as crews began hanging fiber optic cable, the first step in bringing Blink Gigabit Internet service to Barbourville. We took a quick group photo before heading out into the rain. Sign ups for Blink will begin later in the fall, so stay tuned for announcements.

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