This acquisition of 40 route miles of Missouri-based Telco’s network assets expands service offerings to four new communities in Southwest Missouri
St. Louis, MO – January 24, 2022 – Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and over 11,000 miles of fiber, announces the completion of its acquisition of fiber network assets from Missouri Telecom Inc. (MTI). This purchase delivers a new level of service to communities within Mount Vernon, Monett, Nevada, and Aurora, Missouri.
Connecting Bluebird’s ultra-reliable network to these communities opens up the full suite of new services for customers in the region, who now have access to dedicated internet, data center solutions, Ethernet connectivity and private cloud access.
In addition to adding 40 miles of fiber route miles to Bluebird’s network, the company also established three new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Southwest Missouri.
Bluebird’s vision is to have a fiber presence in 80% of communities across the company’s 11-state footprint with a population greater than 10,000 people. This acquisition continues Bluebird’s momentum and furthers their growth strategy across the Midwestern United States.
“These network assets complement Bluebird’s existing fiber footprint while bringing us closer to our long-term goals,” says Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “This acquisition allows Bluebird to expand and strengthen our network services, specifically for communities in Southwest Missouri and offer those communities a new era of productivity.”
Leveraging Bluebird’s world-class data center facility has never been easier for the collection of Southwest Missouri communities, as Bluebird’s Underground Data Center in Springfield, Missouri, is a short drive away and a powerful complement to existing fiber services.
The purchase bolsters Bluebird’s expansive state-of-the-art fiber footprint in the region and enables more businesses and organizations throughout the Midwest to take control of their digital transformation.
For more information about how Bluebird connects local businesses throughout the Midwest visit: https://bluebirdnetwork.com/
About Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Missouri, has provided internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Bluebird owns two data centers: an underground facility in Springfield, MO, and a facility in the Quad Cities. Bluebird operates more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 160 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.
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