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Fiber Optic Service Directory
Fiber Optics provide the ultimate reliability and speed. ACD builds deep fiber networks, reaching directly into business, schools, office parks, governmental and industrial sites. We are also, in select locations, building fiber directly to residential apartments and homes. Someday, every home, business, office and government will have fiber optics. We are building the next generation fiber network to connect you to the rest of the world.
Fiber Optic Solutions
Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Service
Dedicated Direct Fiber Build bandwidth service at gigabit and 10 gig bit speeds, running on ACD's state of the art MPLS Core
Dark Fiber
Get IRU's or direct ownership of fiber infrastructure for your network
SONET Services
DS3, OC-3, OC-12, OC-48 and OC-192 high capacity links
Fiber Optic Construction
We provide outside plant engineering, design and construction for fiber lines
Fiber Optic Maps
Metro & Long Haul Fiber Maps
View the paths and Fiber Networks
GigZone - Fiber to the Home Deployment Maps
View the paths and Fiber Networks
Broadband Services Connected to our Fiber Backbone
ADSL2+ (DSL) Broadband Service
High Speed Broadband services for business and residents up to 20mb/s down and 2mb/s up
Reach DSL Long Range Broadband Service
Get broadband service from ACD where other phone companies cannot
Ethernet First Mile Service
Ethernet First Mile Service providing broadband up to 40mb/s up and down and integrated phone service
T1 Lines
The industry standard and highly reliable dedicated service that provides Internet, Data, and Phone connections
Dedicated Point to Point T1 Lines
ACD provides dedicated high capacity Point to Point T1 Lines to many different entities
Choosing The Correct Fiber Service Provider
Not all fiber optic providers are created equally. ACD directly owns and operates an extensive fiber network throughout Michigan. We have extensive experience in building and operating fiber networks, and provide the most reliable service available.
bringing in the fiber
Fiber entrance being to an office building from the ACD backbone network
Running fiber flex tube
Protective Fiber flextube being run inside the customer's building
ACD provides various types of fiber service, from construction service, dark fiber, to services which ride over our fiber, such as our Gigabit Ethernet Service, and Sonet Services.
Fiber optics is a communication technology that works by sending "light" signals down hair thin strands of glass (sometimes plastic) fiber. Fiber optic cable is the assembly of the fiber strands in as the core, strength members and the jacket. The choice of cable will vary by its use: inside or outside, above or below ground, and by its primary function. The number of fiber strands within a cable also vary. If the fiber is used as a communication backbone it may contain as many as 288 strands. If to the premise, anywhere from 4 to 24. Inside, 2 to 6 strands. Prep for fiber splicing
Preparing the fiber strands for splicing
splicing fiber
Fusion splicing fibers from outside fiber to inside fiber
Fiber is used to transmit data, voice and video. "Inside Plant" fiber refers to fiber used typically within buildings or for short distances between buildings for Local Area Networks, direct connection to electronic equipment. "Outside Plant" (OSP) fiber is used by telecommunication companies such as ACD to a) aggregate bandwidth and services to exchange points and between points, and b) to deliver extremely high speed Internet, high quantities of telephone lines, and real-time video. Most information ends (even wireless based) up on fiber during some phase of its transmission.
For more information please submit a Business Information Request installing customer fiber
Fiber panel being connected and customer premise equipment

Metro Areas with ACD Fiber:
  • Alpena, MI
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Au Gres, MI
  • Bay City, MI
  • Benton Harbor, MI
  • Berrien Springs, MI
  • Boyne City, MI
  • Cassopolis, MI
  • Charlotte, MI
  • Cheboygan, MI
  • Coldwater, MI
  • Coloma, MI
  • Dowagiac, MI
  • East Lansing, MI
  • Eaton Rapids, MI
  • Eau Claire, MI
  • Franklin, MI
  • Hamtramck, MI
  • Hart, MI
  • Haslett, MI
  • Hillsdale, MI
  • Holt, MI
  • Jackson, MI
  • Kalkaska, MI
  • Lansing, MI
  • Ludington, MI
  • Manton, MI
  • Mesick, MI
  • Midland, MI
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Norton Shores, MI
  • Okemos, MI
  • Pinconning, MI
  • Port Huron, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • South Haven, MI
  • Southfield, MI
  • St. Claire, MI
  • Sturgis, MI
  • Three Rivers, MI
  • Waterford, MI
  • Whitehall, MI
  • Zeeland, MI
  • Bowling Green, OH
  • Marion, OH
  • Marysville, OH
  • Massillon, OH
  • Medina, OH
  • Twinsburg, OH