About Bluebird Network
Bluebird supports businesses, schools, hospitals and many other data-driven enterprises with high-capacity transport, blazing internet speeds and data center solutions. Whether your business needs to communicate with multiple branches, house your data in an ultra-secure location, or simply gain a faster connection to the outside world—and you need it done on time—Bluebird can help.
From account managers to engineers, our team are some of the most creative and knowledgeable in the industry, leveraging years of experience and continued education. Bluebird will craft a solution as unique as your business situation requires. A preferred partner of the largest cellular carriers in the world, Bluebird understands the importance of 5G rollouts, digital banking needs, connectivity supporting the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based applications and other data-hungry tech incorporated in our daily lives.
Bluebird Network’s Fiber Advantage
of worldwide internet networks by CAIDA
Route miles (& counting) throughout the Midwest
Points of Presence
On-net and near-net buildings and towers
is what our network currently supports; working toward 400 Gbps
Our mission is to connect communities to power a new era of productivity.
DIG IN & EDGE OUT. Bluebird’s vision is to have a fiber presence in 80% of communities across our 11-state footprint with a population greater than 10,000 people.
WOW the Customer
WOW the Customer
We meet or exceed our customers’ needs for both our internal and external customers.
We hold ourselves and each other accountable to do what’s right.
We quickly and creatively adapt to solve problems.
We care deeply about our customers, team members, communities, and environment.
Bluebird Network began as a collection of Missouri and Illinois telephone companies, which connected 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 communities across the Midwest. 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, and later Bluebird’s own purchase of PEG Bandwidth, IL, 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 10,600 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections to over 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and towers.
By leveraging our network, resources, and innovative employees, we develop broadband solutions many companies can’t accomplish. We have over 153 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.
Why the Bird?
Bluebird Network embraces the bird’s hard-working spirit and prosperity while striving to deliver world-class services to our customers.