Hello and welcome to the final installation of the Bluebird Buzz for 2020, Bluebird Network’s quarterly newsletter where we bring you the latest news regarding all the exciting things happening at Bluebird. We are incredibly thankful for the successful year we’ve had and are looking forward to the projects we have on the horizon in 2021. Bluebird Network is on a continuing path of growth as evidenced by our recent purchase of a second data center! We’re incredibly grateful to our staff, our customers and everyone who contributes to Bluebird’s success. We hope you enjoy reading about our latest achievements below, wrapping up 2020.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email, phone, our website or social media. We’re always happy to help. See you next year!
Michael C. Morey
President & CEO
What's New @ Bluebird
Bluebird has made a lot of changes over the last few months, and we’re so excited to share the news with you. Here are some of the exciting things we’re chirping about at a glance:
Bluebird Network Completes Fiber Expansion in Hannibal Missouri
Bluebird Network Completes Fiber Expansion in Hannibal, Missouri
Bluebird Network continues its dedication to growth by adding a 4.5-mile fiber expansion in Hannibal, MO
Bluebird Data Center Updates
A Q&A on Bluebird Underground’s Expansion with Todd Murren
Todd Murren, General Manager of the Bluebird Underground Data Center, answers questions to help us better understand the benefits of the facility’s recent $11 million expansion.
Behind the Network
Network Redundancy: A Must-Have in Today’s Digital World
An explanation of redundant connectivity and how it can benefit businesses
Bluebird has the pleasure of working with customers spanning across several industries – here are some of the kind words they have to say.
Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider, strives to impress their customers with world-class services and unmatched customer care. Driven by empowering customers through their digital journey and setting a high standard for technical services, Bluebird’s focus remains excellent customer care.
Recently, the director of information services at Mosaic Life Care, Jason Lewis, shared how Bluebird Network is providing Mosaic Life Care with connectivity services to ensure their clinics across Missouri remain connected, even in the most remote areas.
“I would say, reliability is one of the things Bluebird has helped us out with,” says Lewis. “Especially with some our remote clinics and in terms of the speed which Bluebird can deliver services in situations where we have a tight timeline for a project.
“I remember four or five years ago, we had a clinic go live in Albany, MO and we had pretty much a 24-day notice. We were able to work with Bluebird and get a point-to-point circuit up within that time frame. We turned it around in three weeks and went live with our clinic on short notice.
“They care about the service they are delivering, and we’re not just another customer. They understand. It’s an extra initiative, especially when you call and they say, ‘Hey we’ll get an engineer on the issue’ and we get a call back right away.”
Lewis compliments Bluebird’s engineering staff, and says he even feels comfortable calling for specific members of the Bluebird staff because they’ve worked through Mosaic’s technical difficulties in the past. He states it reduces anxiety when he knows the people working on the company’s circuits.
“You feel more confident when someone that you have worked with is on the line with you, and they already understand your network and your situation and are working on the problem with you.
“We have a lot of small, rural connections and Bluebird [has] been able to provide us a big rural city type of connectivity to smaller areas…I mean, their fiber infrastructure has been remarkably solid for us. Uptime is like saving money and we probably have had between a 10 to 15% reduction on our costs within a Bluebird circuit.”
With lives on the line, reliability is key for Mosaic, especially in an ever-advancing digital world. Thankfully, Lewis states that Mosaic was prepared for such an event by increasing their network specifications over the years with Bluebird. They did not experience interruptions and were able to keep serving their patients.
Bluebird prides itself on providing our customers with total solutions to keep them connected and help empower their organizations.
“The services that Bluebird can deliver are phenomenal…from any cost standpoint.”
Director of Information Services
Mosaic Life Care
Robust Networking and Government: A Dynamic Duo
Network connectivity is at the core of an evolving government model – delivering critical information internally and to the communities they serve.
For More Protection, Some Data Centers are Headed Underground
Todd Murren, GM of Bluebird Underground Data Center, spoke with Bisnow to explain the new trend of data centers building underground for better disaster protection.
Fiber Provider Makes Small Cell Economics Work
Our President & CEO, Michael Morey, sits with AGL Media Group to discuss how Bluebird Network works with smaller cell buildouts.
Growing Underground: How Bluebird Network got a data center – and how it expanded
Data Centre Dynamics interviews Bluebird Underground’s General Manager, Todd Murren, to learn the history of how Bluebird Network acquired the unique data center.
Why Bluebird? Flexible - We tailor our solutions to meet your needs and plans for future growth.
Customer Focused -We want to understand your business challenges and help solve them.
We Deliver On Time - The world's largest communications companies trust Bluebird because we do what we say we will do.
World-Class Infrastructure - Our network infrastructure is rapidly expanding and adheres to industry standards that ensure our superior level of service.
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