Bluebird Network’s Completed Fiber Expansion in Joplin, MO, Empowers Region with Fortified Broadband Capabilities

The Company Continues to Grow with 21 Miles of New Fiber, Meeting Community Demand for High-Speed Internet and Supporting Local Business Growth

COLUMBIA, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, is excited to announce that it has completed its 21-mile fiber infrastructure expansion in Joplin, Missouri. Building on Bluebird’s trajectory of continued growth and underscoring its core commitment to rural communities, this Missouri expansion delivers fast, high-quality fiber-based internet and transport service options for local governments, health facilities, schools, wireless towers and businesses. Bluebird’s fiber network connects businesses in Joplin to their other locations, the internet at large and to the Bluebird Underground Data Center – an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri.

“Fast internet is a necessity in this digital era, and we’re excited to continue rapidly responding to demand, further enhancing our offerings and services for existing customers and expanding into new and burgeoning areas to deliver these vital capabilities,” says Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “This Joplin build serves as yet another exciting achievement in service of those goals and in support of the requirements of our customers’ growth, and we look forward to helping this community thrive.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Bluebird’s completed acquisition of the Illinois Network Alliance (INA) and continues the company’s dedication to expanding its footprint and service capabilities with a strategic focus on the Midwest. With this completed build, Bluebird Network — now leveraging over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband — amplifies its dedication to serving as a leading Midwest internet partner to businesses as they evolve to meet new digital requirements.

Bluebird supports 10Mb to 1Gb, 10Gb or even 100Gb connections and leverages over 151 Point of Presence (POP) sites in major cities throughout the Midwest, offering a robust network product suite and key enhancements to provide world-class levels of service, expand business climates and bring new opportunities to Midwestern businesses and communities. These services include reliable bandwidth, Metro Ethernet, Wide Area Network Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN) and Mobile Backhaul Transport services.

About Bluebird Network

Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has provided internet and fiber transport services to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and the surrounding states. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired, adding the Bluebird Underground Data Center to the Bluebird suite of services. Bluebird now operates over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The Bluebird fiber network has more than 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings and over 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. To learn more, please visit Bluebirdnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Contacts

Media Contact for Bluebird Network:
iMiller Public Relations

Tel: 866.307.2510

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Contact for Bluebird Network:
Sue Schaefer

Bluebird Network

Sue.Schaefer@BluebirdNetwork.com
816-237-2119

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