Faster Broadband Coming to Southwest Missouri

Businesses in Springfield, Missouri, will soon have access to faster broadband service. City Utilities recently announced a $120 million expansion of its SpringNet fiber optic network for businesses and residential customers. The first phase is scheduled to begin in 2020.

“I’m so excited for our community,” says Scott Miller, CU General Manager. “I think this is a game-changer.”

Companies will have access to high-speed Internet without paying more for the service. That’s because CU will lease part of its SpringNet fiber optic network to CenturyLink LLC over 15 years. CU executives say the arrangement will cover much of the cost of the expansion and not require a rate increase for CU customers.

“Access to reliable, high-speed broadband services drives economic development and is essential to every community,” said Dean Thompson, City Utilities Associate General Manager for Economic Development and SpringNet.

Missouri is no stranger to fast and reliable broadband service. Google Fiber chose Kansas City as its first location in 2011.

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact our CEO, Subash Alias, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer your questions and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration, and investment needs.


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