Bluebird Network, a provider of Internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to carriers and enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and the surrounding states, has completed its 4.5-mile fiber expansion within the city of Hannibal, Missouri. The buildout connects 16 small cell towers in the area in support of a 5G network and brings the total number of fiber miles in Hannibal to 13.5.
This densification adds 45 near-net buildings to Bluebird Network’s network in the area, raising the total number in Hannibal to 554 and reaffirming the company’s commitment to municipalities and metros across the Midwest.
With several projects still to be completed in the coming year, Bluebird’s growth trajectory would remain strong. Recently, the company’s network surpassed a total of 60,000 on-net and near-net buildings.
“Bluebird is empowering businesses and organizations that innovate wherever they are,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird. “These types of builds bring high-quality, high-speed bandwidth capabilities to places that previously may not have had fiber connections, delivering crucial services and solutions that ensure customers thrive in a digital era.”
Founded in 1999, Bluebird Network operates over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 60,000 on-net and near-net buildings, 151 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. Bluebird Network is headquartered in Columbia, Missouri. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired, adding the Bluebird Underground Data Center facility to the Bluebird suite of services.