Metro Fiber Maps: Rust Belt


A collection of metro fiber maps for networks in the region often called the Rust Belt. In this case, the Rust Belt is defined as the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. but not including the Tier-1 Chicago Metro Area which has its own page.

Company Maps Lit/Dark Comments
123.Net Michigan lit on-net buildings
Crown Castle Milwaukee both PDF, KMZ also Lansing, Grand Rapids both
CFN Elkhart County IN  lit
Charter Business Michigan, Wisconsin lit PDFs
Enlite Columbus, Mansfield dark
Everstream Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin both on-net buildings
FairlawnGig Fairlawn
Fibertech Columbus, Indianapolis both
CityNet Columbus lit
Horizon Southeastern Ohio lit
iFiber Northwestern Illinois both
Independents Fiber Network Toledo and NW Ohio lit
Indiana Fiber Network Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, South Bend, Terre Haute, Warsaw both Or zoom in on this map.
LakeNet Hemlock, Merrill, Marion Springs and St. Charles, MI lit
Level 3 Communications Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland  both Google Maps, zoom in
Segra Ironton, Columbus lit Google Maps, zoom in
Merit Michigan both
Metronet Zing South Bend dark Multi-tenant buildings
Midwest Fiber Network Milwaukee, Madison, Kinosha, Racine, Green Bay, Chicago, Appleton, Sheboygan, Detroit, Lansing
RocketFiber Detroit lit
Uniti Fiber Illinois both
Unite Private Networks IN: Winchester
IL: Bridgeview - Hickory Hills, Buffalo Grove - Arlington Hieghts, Chicago, Naperville
US Signal Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Lansing, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Kalamazoo, South Bend, Grand Rapids, Lafayette Lit Interactive map, click on desired city
Vergennes Broadband Lowell, MI lit
Windstream Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Cincinnati, Toledo, Indianapolis, Detroit, Grand Rapids both
Wisconsin Independent Network Wisconsin regional/metro coverage
WOW! Business EvansvilleClevelandColumbusDetroit
lit KMZ
Zayo Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Lafayette, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Ann Arbor, Lansing both Google Maps interface, zoom in
Still seeking maps for the following known providers:
Cogent Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis lit on-net buildings tool
Extra Mile Fiber Dayton
XO Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, both

Where possible, all links are to material offered on the websites of the company operating the fiber.  I prefer such links, but will sometimes host the files myself where the operator agrees, and in rare cases may point to third party sources.  Where available, links to on-net building lists are also given.

Additional maps of metro fiber networks that ought to be on this list are very welcome, as are corrections to the above links. Please just leave a comment below or send an email to

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6 Comments So Far

  • Rob Powell says:

    Added metro map link for Great Lakes Comnet markets.

    • Lauren says:

      Interested in speaking with you live. We are a telecom firm who has developed a fiber mapping tool. We are always interested in adding new fiber assets to it and it seems like you are the person I should speak with. Please send me an email with some times you are available to talk

  • Tony M says:

    No listing for Midwest Fiber Networks? They have dark fiber throughout Wisconsin and I know they just built fiber that links Omaha to Sioux Falls and they are in Minneapolis as well.

  • Phil says:

    About 20 miles west of Cleveland, Centurylink ran the fiber about 2003 0r 2004, 05.
    But they never did anything with it.
    Installed it on the pole and left it.
    Nobody has fiber here, just TWC, Centurylink DSL, or Satellite.

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