Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications company, today announced that it has expanded its high-speed broadband fiber footprint in Hannibal, Missouri. Through expanded buried fiber routes, the provider says the new fiber-optic infrastructure in the city "results in access to more high-speed communication services that the city wants, the public wants, and that Bluebird is proud to provide."
According to a Bluebird statement, "The fast and efficient broadband infrastructure serves the city, its agencies and local businesses, and provides the ability to connect other broadband areas to the city, which supports the drive for economic growth. The expansion of this network provides lateral build opportunities to connect nearby rural communities to the city, and will ultimately provide fiber for business growth within the future Industrial Park. With businesses depending heavily on the power of digital communication, this expanded network sustains high performance, speed and reliability while being utilized by the community."
“Broadband is a key factor when it comes to economic growth in the coming years. Hannibal is getting a head start by working with us to set up a fast and efficient broadband infrastructure for the City,” stated Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network.
Heath Hall, General Manager of Hannibal Board of Public Works added, “The relationship Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW) has built with Bluebird Network continues to be very positive for the organization as we continue to expand the City operated fiber network. From the very beginning of the planning stages to the installation of fiber to connect critical field assets, the entire Bluebird Network team has been a pleasure to work with. Their knowledge and service in the communication industry is excellent and their ability to coordinate with external installation partners made the deployment of the fiber simple from our perspective and the reliability of the provided services is superb. As we move forward with expansion, we will continue to rely heavily upon their staff to ensure we have a successful outcome and a system that our City can rely on many years from now.”
Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, and Illinois Network Alliance. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired and created the Bluebird Underground Data Center, adding a data center facility to the Bluebird suite of services. Today, the network has over 6,500 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The Bluebird fiber network also has over 135 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis.
To learn more about Bluebird Network, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.