Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications company, recently announced that they have expanded their high-speed broadband fiber in Hannibal, Missouri. With this expansion, the city of Hannibal and its residents will be able to enjoy access to more of the high-speed communication services they want by way of buried fiber routes and fiber optic infrastructure. Bluebird is proud to provide the area with fast and efficient broadband infrastructure, which supports local agencies and businesses and provides the ability to connect other broadband areas to the city. This strategic interconnection will help drive Hannibal’s economic growth.

The expansion of this network not only provides opportunities for additional lateral builds to connect nearby rural communities to the city—but it will also ultimately furnish the area with fiber for business growth within the future Industrial Park. As businesses in Hannibal and beyond are becoming increasingly reliant on the power of digital communication, this network build out ensures reliability, high performance and speed to accommodate the community’s growing demands.

“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.

This expansion of the city-operated fiber network is just one of the many positive results stemming from Bluebird Network’s positive and productive relationship with the Hannibal Board of Public Works (HBPW). As Heath Hall, General Manager of the HBPW states, “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.”

Moving forward, Bluebird’s team will continue their collaborative and fruitful work with the city as the expansion proceeds, facilitating the HBPW’s mission of providing safe, reliable utilities to the residents of Hannibal. Bluebird will work to ensure the highest level of success for the project, provisioning Hannibal with a system that it can rely on for years to come, even as the city’s business demands expand and evolve. This expansion underpins the company’s dedication to providing the resources needed for businesses and communities to grow and thrive complete with unmatched customer support and the latest technologies.