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Bluebird Network Celebrates Missouri Network Alliance’s 20th Anniversary

Two-Decades of Reliable Service Will be Complemented by Bluebird Network’s Pending Acquisition by Macquarie

COLUMBIA, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluebird Network, LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, announces that it is celebrating its 20th anniversary on May 21, 2019. Missouri Network Alliance (MNA), founded in 1999, joined with Bluebird Media and Illinois Network Alliance in 2011 to form Bluebird Network (“Bluebird”), and in 2014 the Bluebird Underground Data Center was added through acquisition. For over 20 years, Bluebird has been a leading company in the telecommunications industry, offering enhanced broadband capabilities, building long-lasting relationships and serving local business owners, communities and other nationwide carriers. As a result, the company is trusted as a key business enabler by its employees and customers, some for over 18 years.

The company has built over 6,500 fiber route miles across its two-decade history, establishing itself as a primary provider of transport and high-speed internet services in the Midwest. Bluebird provides these fiber-based services in urban, rural and underserved areas, connecting rural areas to major cities. Bluebird is currently completing several additional fiber expansions throughout Missouri.

Bluebird’s unique, dedicated employees deliver world-class services to enterprise, carrier and data center customers through a combination of personalized customer support, the latest technology and a human connection. Bluebird provides the resources needed for businesses and communities to grow and thrive, creating a customized network solution that meets any level of broadband requirements.

“Missouri Network Alliance was well down the path of exceeding the charter objectives that were established when the Bluebird merger launched the company onto an amazing growth trajectory that continues today,” says Steve Crane, COO of Bluebird. “The unwavering support of our owners, coupled with a remarkable staff, ensures a bright future for Bluebird as it enters an exciting new chapter of strategic growth that will deepen and expand its presence throughout the region. My personal objective will be to carry on the reputation of excellent customer service and mission-critical reliability that has been our cornerstone from the beginning.”

Today, Bluebird provides a range of network services to enterprise, carrier and data center customers, including Wide Area Network Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN), Mobile Backhaul Transport services and more. Bluebird’s fiber optic infrastructure also connects to the Bluebird Underground Data Center, an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri, that was acquired in 2014.

“Over the last two decades, we have been proud to offer carrier-grade, technologically-advanced fiber optic solutions and data services to businesses of all kinds,” says Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “We extend our congratulations to our peers who began with Missouri Network Alliance for their history of standout success and commitment to providing dependable services to communities and businesses, allowing them to grow and thrive.”

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About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, and Illinois Network Alliance. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired and created Bluebird Underground, adding a data center facility to the Bluebird suite of services. Today, the network has over 6,500 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The Bluebird fiber network also has over 135 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.


Media Contact for Bluebird Network:
iMiller Public Relations
Amber Anguish
Tel: 866.307.2510
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Bluebird Network:
Sue Schaefer
Bluebird Network
[email protected]

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