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Clearfield Sizes Active Cabinet to Expand Fiber First Mover Deployments

Clearfield Sizes Active Cabinet to Expand Fiber First Mover Deployments

FieldSmart FiberFlex 1700 small footprint fits perfectly into fiber expansion plans

MINNEAPOLIS– Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the leader in community broadband fiber connectivity, today announced the FieldSmart® FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet, an all-in-one design capable of integrating fiber, power, and active equipment that is tailored to fit into any outdoor plant scenario. Designed to be configured for numerous applications including remote OLTs with PON distribution, wireless base stations with fiber backhaul aggregation, edge compute server support, or active network equipment with backup power needs, the FiberFlex 1700 utilizes a flexible, vertical layout and modular design that allows for seamlessly scaled networks as future growth dictates.

Clearfield’s FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet provides from 12 to 432 internal fiber distribution ports for subscriber PON deployments, along with complementary splitter capacity, ideal for supporting greenfield fiber builds, rural network expansion, and other deployments supporting new markets with room to grow. The FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet accepts local AC power via the integrated AC Load Center with generator plug for backup power. The cabinet’s small, 4-foot-high size makes it ideal to provide a right-sized cabinet to meet a reduced height requirement that overcomes permitting and rights-of-way challenges.

“Our fiber first, labor lite design makes the FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet easy to integrate into any fiber deployment, whether it’s an MSO that is expanding its footprint or the community broadband operator leveraging BEAD funding to reach the underserved and unserved,” said Johnny Hill, Chief Operating Officer at Clearfield. “The applications that require fiber are growing exponentially, inside the smart home, as well as 5G backhaul and fronthaul, middle mile applications, and the emerging Edge compute market. Delivering an easy-to-deploy, flexible active cabinet to support an operator’s first deployment in any market provides a clear, competitive advantage as this market opportunity unfolds.”

Orders for the FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet are being taken as of November 15th. The FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet will be on display at Calix ConneXions 2023 in Las Vegas from October 14-17 and at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver at Clearfield booth #1139 from October 16-19. More information on the FieldSmart FiberFlex 1700 active cabinet can be found on this video, the datasheet and at

About Clearfield, Inc.
Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures, and distributes fiber optic management, protection, and delivery products for communications networks. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of leading incumbent local exchange carriers (traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative carriers), and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit

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