The Athens of the West, home to the largest university in Missouri, and headquarters of Bluebird Network, the city of Columbia is an important area for many, including Bluebird Network. From connecting carriers with our state-of-the-art network, to providing a robust Internet connection for local businesses, we offer many different services to help keep Columbia connected. The Bluebird Underground Data Center, owned by Bluebird Network offers space, power and cooling for all your data center equipment requirements.
Our network spans 6,500 fiber route miles and includes over 135 Points of Presence (POPs) within major Midwest cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Tulsa, Omaha and Des Moines, and extends into our member company’s service areas. Our partner INDATEL connects the networks of telecommunications companies throughout the United States, giving Bluebird Network national reach.
Bluebird offers a variety of secure and reliable carrier services, including Ethernet Virtual Private Lan Service (E-LAN), E-Line, Mobile Backhaul Transport and dedicated Internet access. These services are available for business locations, central offices, carrier hotels, mobile switching centers, small cell towers, cable heads and wireless towers. Our buried fiber helps limit environmental concerns, and all Carrier processes are MEF compliant, guaranteeing a professional level of service and reliability.
Our carrier-grade fiber optic network is available for Enterprise customers as well. Columbia is a bustling city with a thriving downtown and an engaged community, and as such, has a need for high speed broadband services. Bluebird Network supports many businesses throughout the city with our advanced fiber optic network and Ethernet solutions. Our network services are available to many business verticals, including healthcare, financial and government and public safety institutions.
Bluebird offers colocation space in our underground data center, the Bluebird Underground Data Center. Buried 85 feet beneath the earth and surrounded by solid limestone rock, the Bluebird Underground Data Center will offer you peace of mind from tornadoes, floods and other extreme weather conditions which serious threats for above ground data centers. Located in Springfield, Missouri, our data center offers protection from natural and unnatural disasters, through pairing our underground location with man-made security measures, including video monitoring, keycard access, and two 24×7 guard stations. Bluebird Network’s fiber network is accessible within the underground through multiple fiber paths that run in and out of the data center.
The Bluebird Underground Data Center provides a 100% uptime guarantee by locating 100% of our data center operations underground. All critical infrastructure required to maintain our data center processes are housed below ground. This guarantee is further enforced by our SOC 2 Type 2 certification, a yearly audit which confirms the confidentiality, privacy, availability, processing integrity, and security of the facility.