Bluebird Network recaps a successful 2022 with an acquisition and award-winning services across the Midwest
St. Louis, MO – January 10, 2022 – Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and nearly 11,000 miles of fiber, recaps a successful 2022 on the heels of its acquisition of the fiber network assets from Missouri Telecom Inc. (MTI) in December 2022.
In October 2022, Bluebird Network’s robust fiber network went live in Salina, Kansas. Bluebird is offering secure and reliable connectivity to enable digital transformation for local businesses in Salina, Kansas. A new, diverse fiber route to Chicago is also underway with the expansions into Aurora, Dixon, DeKalb, Sterling and Rock Falls, Illinois.
In June 2022, the company’s fiber expansion in Waterloo, Iowa went live. Bluebird’s new network build has a Point of Presence (PoP) within the community, bringing the company’s full suite of services to local businesses and organizations in need of high-quality, high-speed connectivity. During the month, the company also announced it won the 2022 Visionary Spotlight Award for the second year in a row. Bluebird was recognized for its accelerated innovation to keep pace with the increased digital demand to provide and strengthen connectivity for underserved communities in the Midwest.
In March 2022, Bluebird Network finalized its ESG roadmap, developing a more structured and dynamic sustainability program, focused on achieving its goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2040. Bluebird’s net-zero initiative sets the direction and serves to support its employees, customers, partners, and communities across the Midwest, in taking responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint.
Following the acquisition and expansions in 2022, Bluebird will have added more than 520 route miles to their network – of which 290 are company-owned. The company is excited to continue momentum of even more fiber network expansions and densifications across the Midwest. Bluebird’s expansive state-of-the-art fiber footprint allows the company to bring dedicated internet access, Ethernet, colocation, cloud services and more to local businesses and organizations across the Midwest to enable digital transformation.
For more information about how Bluebird Network connects local businesses in the Midwest visit: https://bluebirdnetwork.com/
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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 156 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.
Media Contact for Bluebird Network:
Ilissa Miller, CEO
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Contact for Bluebird Network:
Elliott Gillespie, Senior Vice President of Operations
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