Residential Guidelines

Selecting Fiber Type and Count

Learn the difference between single mode and multimode fiber, include signal ranges and distance limitations. Find out how to choose the correct number of fiber strands.

SSF Cable Configuration Comparison Chart

Choosing a Fiber Cable Configuration

Choosing a fiber cable configuration? Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables are available in most typical industry cable constructions. These include Simplex or Duplex, Micro Distribution types, or Armored and Direct Burial constructions.

Connector Types

Choosing Fiber Optic Connectors

There are quite a few different styles of connectors. In the USA for networking and audio/video, the three most popular styles are LC, SC, and ST. LC and SC tend to be the most commonly used styles. Today, ST connectors are seeing more limited usage.

Busting Myths About Fiber

Myths About Fiber

Fiber is easier to work with than you think. In fact, it is easier than ever before thanks to Cleerline SSF™ fiber. We’re here to bust common myths about fiber optics and to explain why adopting fiber for use today allows for easier transitions to new technology tomorrow.

Fiber Build Up Options

Fan Out Kits: When and Why

One of the most common installation questions we get is whether a fan out kit or a breakout kit is required. It’s a good question, and, as per usual, the answer depends on the installation requirements.


Armored Cable Types

Choosing Armored Cable

We currently offer two different types of armored cables: Aluminum Interlocking Armored and Armored Corrugated Steel. These cables provide the ultimate in protection, keeping optical fibers safe from impacts or industrious rodents.

Busting Fiber Myths

Busting Fiber Myths

Is it true that all fiber is always difficult to terminate, fragile, and expensive? No! This is just one of the common and persistent myths about fiber. What are some of the common fictions surrounding fiber optic technology?

Benefits of Using Fiber

The Benefits of Fiber

Why is now the time to run fiber optic cable? Fiber is the key to stable, high-bandwidth installations that are affordable, even when compared to copper installation costs. The long-term benefits of fiber also outweigh those of communications mediums


Fiber Optic Testing

Fiber optic testing is essential for certifying installed links and for necessary troubleshooting. Knowing testing procedures and how to develop a link loss budget is key to installation and testing success.

280 million kilometers fiber

Prosper at the Speed of Light

Is your data infrastructure ready for the demands of the 21st century? In this case study, Prosper at the Speed of Light, learn the best way to prepare for the ever-growing Internet of Things. Category cable is increasingly incapable of

Multimode Fiber

Single Mode vs. Multimode Fiber Optic Cables

Many decisions come into play when installing fiber optic cabling.  By far, one of the most important questions is whether to install single mode or multimode.  This decision has huge implications for your network’s distance, bandwidth, and budget, so it’s vital to understand the differences between these two types of fiber optic glass.


White Paper: Residential Installations

Whitepaper: General Guidelines for Residential Installations Choosing the correct fiber optic cable configuration is one of the most common difficulties in fiber installations. This white paper provides general guidelines for fiber type and strand count in residential installations. The included