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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. ...

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Staying Connected

Administrators at rural schools around southern Illinois have tightened their belts over the last few years because of a lack of funding from the state. Some districts have had to layoff educators which leads to a lack of programs and larger class sizes. Money to improve and upgrade equipment is scarce. But thanks to t...

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 m...

Weathering the Storm

Last month, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. The weather, as of late, has been a roller-coaster ride at best. There’s been snow, ice, wind, rain and warmer temperatures. But this blog isn’t about the forecast, but how reliable our fiber optic lines are when Mother Nature is at her very worst. Many...

Clearwave Communications and Chambers of Commerce

  The Chambers of Commerce in our region work with businesses to help them grow. At Clearwave Communications, we believe that our partnership with the Chambers in Southern Illinois have many benefits that not only help improve our organization, but the communities that we serve as well. Currently, Clearwave Communica...

Meet the Team: CEO Matt Dement

You’ve come to expect high-speed connections and quality service from your team at Clearwave Communications. It’s what we’ve done for southern Illinois for more than 20 years. For the past year, Matt Dement has been overseeing the growth and development of Clearwave. Matt is leading the way for 85 Clearwave employees ...

Saving the 3 S's

People around the country are spending some time sharing what they’re thankful for. Here at Clearwave Communications, we have a lot of blessings, including our loyal customers who continue to support us. It’s a pleasure to bring the businesses of southern Illinois fast and reliable internet services 24 hours a day, sev...

Meet the Team - Jason Barr, Music Man

If Clearwave Communications ever wanted to start a band, we’d have to get Senior Account Executive Jason Barr to lead the way. He joined the team in September 2011. But long before Jason became music to the ears of his clients and colleagues, he was writing and producing his own songs.    Jason picked up a guitar ...

Meet the Team: Rocky Hull, Our Boy Blue

   There’s no arguing Rocky Hull is a true team player. He’s spent nearly a decade here at Clearwave Communications as the Business Development Director. When he’s not here making sure things are running smoothly, he’s on the field or the court making sure things are going just as smooth there. Rocky has been an offic...

Meet the Team: Keith Roberts, Marathon Man

Our fiber optic network isn’t the only thing that runs smoothly here at Clearwave Communications. Five years ago Keith Roberts joined our team. It didn’t take long before climbed the ranks and became the manager of OSP Fiber Operations.    With the new position though, Keith felt like he wasn’t as physically activ...