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A Salute to Veterans

In April of 2017, nearly 70 veterans and their guardians took part in the very first Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. The trip allows men and women who served our country the chance to see memorials built in Washington, D.C. in their honor. This trip is free for veterans, who for the most part served during World War II and the Korean War. However, there is a growing number of Vietnam veterans who make the trip too. The plane takes off for DC early in the morning from the Veterans...

Saved by the Broadband

In the 1980s and 90s the world watched and laughed along with Zack Morris and his pals on the TV show ​Saved By the Bell​ . One thing everyone remembers is Zack’s old school “brick” phone. More than once, Zack would pull out the oversized device and make a call during class at Bayside High School, despite the threat of detention from principal Mr. Belding. Those days are long gone as now most students have a smartphone, tablet or laptop that they bring to school. These devices are not just for ...

Rock on with Clearwave Communications

Imagine a world without music. This thought is impossible to think about for most of us. That’s especially true for Clearwave Communications business account executive, Matt Reising. He’s been a part of the Clearwave team for more than two years. But long before that, he was rocking out on the national scene. It all started when Matt was a little boy. He says his great grandpa whittled two wooden dowels into drumsticks. He used those sticks beat on a plastic cake plate cover. Matt strapped that...

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 and helping to ensure the company continues to be the premier communications provider in southern Illinois. Before taking the helm here, Matt spent several years a Windstream, a Fo...

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 Communications has relations with the following Chambers of Commerce: Saline County, Jefferson County, Marion, Carbondale, Herrin, Carterville and Belleville. Each one of these gro...

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 communication companies still use copper lines. There are many disadvantages to copper, including the cost. But the weather also plays a factor in the reliability of copper. Coppe...

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 for...

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 the right connections (not just with the internet) one school district was able to secure thousands of dollars in new technology. Clearwave Communications has helped keep Shawnee C...

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, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Not only is the service there when you need it, but upload and download times are remarkably quick. Our symmetrical connections that deliver high-...

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 and learned to play when he was in the seventh grade. That was nearly 20 years ago. In addition to the guitar, Jason acquired an ear and a talent for the piano. He’s learned t...