About Bluebird Network
Our company has deep roots in rural communities
Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, MO, has provided internet and fiber transport services to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois and the surrounding states since 1999.
Bluebird Network began as a collection of Missouri and Illinois telephone companies, which connect to each other and to the internet, as well as other carriers beyond their service areas. These companies came together through the integration of Missouri Network Alliance, Illinois Network Alliance and Bluebird Media to provide transport services, internet access, and high speed bandwidth opportunities to rural and urban communities. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired and created the Bluebird Underground Data Center, adding a data center facility to the Bluebird suite of services. In 2019, Bluebird Network was acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“Macquarie”), a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. Through this acquisition, Bluebird increased its fiber footprint even further, providing greater access to existing customers and reaching out to new service areas, including extending our network within Illinois, and into Iowa and Indiana.
Today, our network has over 9,300 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections to over 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings.
By leveraging our network, resources, and innovative employees, we develop solutions that deliver broadband opportunities across the Midwest. We have over 135 Points of Presence (POP) including the major cities of Chicago, Springfield, St, Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities.
Through our strategic partner, INDATEL, we realize a national reach by connecting with the fiber optic networks of independent phone companies to utilize 400,000 fiber miles, 375,000 on-net buildings and over 1,100 POP’s nationally; giving us the ability to connect communities all across the country with a fast, reliable, broadband infrastructure.
Our commitment is to the communities we serve and the individuals that live there.
With our broadband backbone, we provide the resources needed for business and communities to grow and thrive. With the perfect balance of unmatched customer support, the latest technology and the human connection provided by our employees, we can work together to create a customized network solution that meets your broadband requirements.
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Leverage our relationships and unique fiber network connecting rural and metro markets in the Midwest to provide high quality broadband services to our customers while maximizing the financial results of our shareholders.
Because success is all about good connections.
Why the bird:
Bluebird Network’s name was inspired by the loyal state bird of Missouri. In 1927, the bluebird was recognized as the official state bird. With its light blue upper body and a cinnamon red breast that turns rust-colored in the fall, they are known as a symbol of happiness.
Bluebird Network embraces the bird’s hard-working spirit and prosperity while striving to deliver world-class services to our customers.