All about A2D
Building open Digital Roads and Streets
Who we are:
A2D is a minority-owned, Competitive Local Exchange Fiber Carrier (CLEC) based in Atlanta, GA. We are committed to providing reliable and high-quality telecommunications solutions to our clients. We specialize in providing wholesale transport to the premise services to small and national carriers. We also provide direct connect solutions linking enterprises to cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as hybrid/private cloud and Wide Area Networks (WAN) for wireless carriers, enterprise and government agencies.
One of the benefits of working with us is that we have a strong focus on customer service. We understand the importance of timely and effective communication in the telecom industry, and we work hard to ensure that our clients are always satisfied with the level of support they receive from us. Our team of experienced professionals is always available to answer questions, resolve issues, and provide guidance to our clients. This includes ensuring our network links exceed most of our carrier and/or enterprise customer’s stringent 5x9’s Service Level Agreement requirements.
Another advantage of working with A2D is our commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. We understand the impact that our business operations can have on the environment and the communities we serve, and we take steps to minimize our carbon footprint and support local initiatives. Our ESG efforts include reducing our energy consumption, supporting renewable energy projects, and promoting diversity and inclusion in our workforce.
At A2D, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service while also upholding our commitment to ESG principles. We believe that by working together, we can achieve our goals of creating a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
Why we exist:
Our nation's communications infrastructure is in dire need of being upgraded. The legacy-based copper networks are at their capacity and the investment required to upgrade them is more than any one provider can bear. As a result, it will take the combination of both Public and Private funding resources. Unfortunately, the service provider business model is broken. Building to or upgrading infrastructure in high-income, high density service areas first to satisfy private funding vehicles is causing a digital divide in our nation.
To overcome the challenge of delivering future-proof connectivity to all citizens, A2D has created a framework the enables us to uniquely leverage both public and private funding resources to build all-optical networks in distressed communities across the nation.
A2D is not a regulated service provider nor a non-facilities-based CLEC or MSLEC. We do not sale retail Internet Access, Cable/IPTV, Phone or other consumer services. We simply develop networks that deliver fiber-based connectivity to every premise in our target service area, and then charge participating providers a wholesale access fee to deliver services across our network to their subscriber.
The value of being open:
Although increased competition results in better services at lower price, we still believe that a small percentage of any community just cannot afford broadband-based services. Under A2D's Public-Private Partnership model we can establish a community intranet that enable citizens, who can't afford broadband, to still access community-sponsored content and websites in order to participate in distance learning, Telehealth, workforce development, and other online-based social-support programs.
Helping you take advantage of broadband:
In addition to being a wholesale access carrier, A2D provides a wide range of professional services, hosted solutions, and managed network services.
Our Core Focus
We, as A2D Employees, are dedicated to the delivery of future-proof broadband access solutions to underserved communities as well as contributing to their overall security and well-being. We believe that high ethical standards coupled with transparent relationships are essential to building long-lasting partnerships that help us collectively meet our individual, corporate and community-based goals.
A2D is a company of people dedicated to eradicating the digital divide to enable American citizens to effectively compete in a digital economy.
We maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior and professional integrity.
We will stay provider neutral and help protect our customer's brand while ensuring our connected end-users have future-proof access to the services they want and need.
We employ people of exceptional creativity, expertise, and determination who work closely with one another, with our customers and with the community.
We pursue technical growth and market diversification to increase value for our customers, our partners and for our employees.
We foster a working environment that encourages technical objectivity, professional and financial growth, and entrepreneurial freedom.
How we achieve our mission is as important as the mission itself. Here are A2D's core values that are the guides by which we navigate:
We are accountable for everything we do and fail to do. At A2D, all employees take ownership for their actions. We understand that intent, words, actions and results are all interconnected and that this is key to customer success.
Ethics and integrity are foundational for us. Refusing to compromise on matters of principle and consistently demonstrating moral courage are part of what it means to work at A2D.
We respect the attributes that make each individual unique. Each person is valued for the diversity of his or her skills, experiences and perspectives. We look for the best in everyone and expect to find it.
We take our commitments seriously. Seeking and accepting responsibility is critical to our cultural imperative of entrepreneurial freedom. We will meet or surpass our obligations to our stakeholders.
We start with the assumption that everyone is doing his or her best and wants to do the right thing. At A2D, trust is the currency of leadership. By our demonstrated behavior, our leaders earn the trust of their employees, just as we earn the trust of our customers and the communities we serve.