When a medical patient in a rural area needs to consult with a specialist, this may cost the individual thousands of dollars in travel expenses, days missed from work and medical bills. But what if there was a way to tremendously reduce the expenses of this much needed treatment. Well now there is, and it’s all done through the power of telemedicine. Although it is a relatively new term, telemedicine has quickly become a highly talked about area in the broadband industry. Telemedicine introduces new opportunities for individuals and could become a key factor when it comes to lowering healthcare costs. Patients will be able to consult with doctors and specialist in real time and give them instantaneous access to medical records. In order for telemedicine to save lives, it must be supported by a broadband infrastructure.
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The Internet of Things is a term that is becoming widely used each day. The Internet has gone from simply running a dial up modem to being capable of transporting data at speeds of over 100 Gbps. We have seen devices go from simply large computers to small laptops, tablets, phones, and even watches. But is this as far as connectivity will go? Some researchers believe that by the year 2020, there will be over 20 billion devices connected to the Internet. That number may sound surprising, but it isn’t as shocking when you really think about it. Devices of all sorts have the potential to be connected to the Internet. Let us paint you a picture of what a day coming home from work could look like in the future.
Over the last decade, the classroom has become increasingly digital. No longer are teachers and students sticking to the tradition “pen and paper” learning methods. Some schools have even gone so far as to purchase tablets or laptops for their students to use in class. With technology being utilized more than ever in the educational process, the importance of having a reliable high-bandwidth Internet connection in schools is on the rise. A school must be able to provide a powerful enough connection in order to provide support for hundreds of devices utilizing the network.
(COLUMBIA, Mo.) Nov.10, 2015 – Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications company, was selected as one of the fastest growing companies in Missouri for 2015. The company is being presented with the “Fast Track” award which is given to Missouri companies achieving significant revenue growth, and will be presented by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry on November 19th.
(COLUMBIA, Mo) August 21, 2015- Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications and data center company, has contracted with Schneider Electric for Phase 1 of the Bluebird Underground Data Center expansion. This expansion will enhance opportunities for economic growth in the state of Missouri, with primary growth realized within southwest Missouri, by increasing local data center capacity for existing customers, and will draw new customers to this highly desired data center complex. Based on Bluebird Network growth and financial stability, Bluebird Network is well positioned to complete the data center expansion that will increase its functional space by over 16,000 sq. ft. in three phases. Phase 1 will begin in August 2015 with Phase 2 and Phase 3 to be completed by Mid-2017 or sooner as determined by customer demand and utilization.
(COLUMBIA, Mo) August 4, 2015- Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications company, has grown from building high speed fiber to building bluebird restoration. Utilizing what they have learned from the Missouri Bluebird Society, Bluebird Network will be building bluebird nest boxes and establishing a new bluebird nest box trail across the state of Missouri. The bluebird nest box trail will be established before the 2016 nesting season and will be regularly monitored by Bluebird Network employees. Bluebird Network also funded the production of educational materials, developed by the Missouri Bluebird Society, which they distribute during seminars and workshops across the state. These educational tools have proven to be a valuable resource for nest box monitors and conservationists, giving them vital information about how they can protect, and promote healthy, thriving environments for the Missouri state bird.