Fiber Optic Cable

Fiber optic cable is used to connect devices to campus networks. It is comprised of microscopic strands of glass, and permits data to travel over longer distances at higher bandwidths than other types of cable.

Current University Standards

The current standard for fiber optic cable is single mode fiber for interbuilding and intrabuilding core network connections.

Fiber that is not currently connected to active network equipment is considered "dark fiber" and is available for lease by University of Michigan units and their affiliated partners. 

For more information about off-campus fiber connections, see our Off-Campus Connections and Fiber Rates pages.