Track 1: Access Network Advances

MDUs and Fiber

September 25, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Scot Bohaychyck



Millennials have created an all-time demand for multifamily housing. In 2015, over 39 million people nationwide were apartment renters according to research by the National Multifamily Housing Council. From the start, MDUs need fiber to ensure that high-speed Internet connectivity demands can be met as they continue to increase. Individuals expect fast, reliable and affordable Internet access. Therefore, all MDUs need to be equipped with fiber to supply full capacity seamless connections to an everchanging digital world. In this session, Clearfield will discuss the options available in the final drop of fiber to the dwelling unit and the long-term advantages of MDUs being wired with fiber from a cost-effective, customer satisfying and innovative perspective. Takeaways: getting more units connected using radically simplified processes works; Clearfield streamlines the MDU fiber build process; no matter what the carrier offers, Clearfield has the equipment to aid the Gig and 10Gig process; technicians can be entry level and don’t have to be experienced to connect the fiber reliably.