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Distinguished Business of the Year

For more than two decades, Clearwave Communications has been a part of keeping Southern Illinois connected. Operations started in May 1995. In that time Clearwave has become the region’s leading full-service Internet Service Provider with more than 2,100 route and 150,000 strand miles of fiber. Clearwave has invested more than $100 million in a world-class network in the 24 counties and more than 130 communities we serve.

Recently, Clearwave Communications was recognized for the efforts put forth in southern Illinois. The Marion Chamber of Commerce honored Clearwave with the Distinguished Business of the Year at its annual awards dinner on January 19, 2018.

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That reliable and consistent connection Clearwave has become a necessity for the region’s most critical applications. Industries that rely on Clearwave include the cellular phone companies for:

  • wireless tower backhaul
  • primary & secondary education
  • colleges & universities
  • banking institutions
  • hospitals
  • public safety agencies
  • and many more.

Churches, doctor’s offices, attorneys and restaurants are just a few of the other small and medium businesses that rely on Clearwave to stay connected and conduct day to day business. Our team of 80 employees is from right here in southern Illinois. So we’re doing business with our friends and colleagues and we want to make sure exceptional coverage and customer service remains a priority.

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Clearwave Communications remains an active part in the community helping several groups: CEO program, Rotary International, CASA, Illinois High School Association sports, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, DARE, Hospice of Southern Illinois, All-Star Basketball, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Saluki Pride, Mt. Vernon Youth Sports, Jefferson County Development Corporation and these area Chambers of Commerce: Marion, Saline County, Carbondale, Jefferson County, Carterville and Herrin.

Clearwave also contributes to the following Marion Chamber of Commerce events/committees: Golf Scramble, Grad Spree, Community Day, Block Par-tee, Annual Awards Banquet & Auction.

“Being nominated for this award is a tremendous honor and privilege and we appreciate the recognition,” said Mike Phalin, vice president for sales and marketing at Clearwave Communications. “The entire Clearwave team has worked very hard to grow our company and to have a positive impact on the businesses we provide services to, and to change the landscape of telecommunications in our region. With nearly 200 businesses served with our fiber data services, Marion has grown to be our largest market out of the 134 cities & communities we serve in Southern Illinois. The Marion Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in our growth in Marion and Williamson County and we are proud to be a member of this progressive and vibrant chamber organization.”

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This is why Clearwave is the #ClearChoice for your business communication needs in Southern Illinois. To learn more please visit us on our website or call (618) 294-8000.