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Bluebird Network Wins Visionary Spotlight Award for Rural and Underserved Connectivity

COLUMBIA, MO – June 29, 2021Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers, is ChannelVision’s Visionary Spotlight Award winner for Rural and Underserved Connectivity. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Bluebird has accelerated its network deployments to keep pace with the increased digital demand in order to provide and strengthen connectivity for underserved communities throughout the Midwest.

Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia Missouri, is continuously delivering on its promise to help bridge the digital divide and give communities equal access to connectivity throughout the region. Bluebird operates over 10,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with two data centers anchoring the Northeast and Southwest pinpoints of their footprint. Bluebird recently added an additional 9,000 buildings, totaling 74,000 on-net and near-net buildings for customers to easily access the company’s robust fiber network.

“All of us at Bluebird are so proud of this award because it acknowledges something we committed to 20 years ago and haven’t stopped chasing,” said Sue Schaefer, Director of Business Development. “We consider empowering businesses and communities, bridging the digital divide and working to usher in a new era of productivity. We couldn’t do it without our wonderful team and a focus on what matters – our customers.”

With a recent addition of their new 400 Gbps fiber service across Missouri, Bluebird remains on a trajectory of further growth, providing network speeds four-times that of their previous optical circuit offering. Bluebird continuously expands its unique network into new and underserved areas, delivering fast, high-quality fiber-based internet and transport service options businesses require and that communities in the Midwest can benefit from in their day-to-day lives.

ChannelVision 2021 Visionary Spotlight Award winners demonstrate a unique ability to navigate change, adapt to shifting buying patterns and stay afloat despite widespread shutdowns and turmoil. Beka Business Media President and CEO, Berge Kaprelian shared “The companies on this year’s list are highly resilient and resourceful, having made it through the pandemic while remaining on the cutting edge of innovation.”

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About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, 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 over 10,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 74,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 151 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. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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