Bluebird Network (Columbia, MO) this month announced its acquisition of a new, diverse fiber path across the Mississippi River between the cities of Hannibal, MO and Quincy, IL.
The provider says the 6.25-mile fiber route brings a new option for carrier network traffic, in terms of avoiding congested areas and increasing the efficiency and dependability of the company’s already robust fiber backbone.
With the new network path being physically diverse from existing routes, information can now travel directly between major metro areas such as Kansas City and Chicago without having to pass through St. Louis.
Businesses in St. Louis, Kansas City, and the Bluebird Underground Data Center, will also benefit from an express pathway to the Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center and Chicago.
Bluebird says the new direct and discrete fiber route "offers customers an ultimate level of survivability, keeping businesses running smoothly. For the Hannibal and Quincy communities, the new connection allows Bluebird to provide wavelengths, MPLS, and other services along the route," added a company statement.
“At every opportunity, we are going to strengthen our network throughout the Midwest to provide the best in terms of reliability, redundancy and security,” says Michael Morey, President & CEO of Bluebird Network. “Having a route avoiding congested areas gives us a layer of geographical resilience to empower enterprises and carriers utilizing our network.”
As a communications infrastructure provider with 10,000 route miles of fiber and the operator of two data centers, Bluebird Network notes supports increased productivity and innovation for businesses throughout the Midwest by supplying robust and reliable fiber services necessary to thrive in the next era of digital transformation.
The company provides an array of services including Ethernet solutions, dedicated internet, cloud connections, dark fiber, wavelengths, colocation and more. To learn more, visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.