Bluebird Network began as a consolidation of Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, and Illinois Network Alliance.
Today, our network has over 9,808 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections to over 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings and towers. Bluebird Network leverages its vast fiber optic network to provide network services to carriers throughout the Midwest and United States.
Our carrier grade, state-of-the-art network offers secure, reliable, and scalable connections to:
- Carrier Hotels
- Central Offices
- Data Centers
- Mobile Switching Centers
- Wireless Towers
- Business Locations
The Bluebird fiber network includes over 151 Points of Presence (POP) sites, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. Bluebird Network has a national reach through its partner, INDATEL Services, which connects the fiber-optic networks of independent telephone companies across the United States. Whether it’s across the street or across multiple states, you can be confident that your data will travel fast and secure with Bluebird Network.
Bluebird Network provides a wide area of coverage, that coverage is based on our robust fiber optic network. Bluebird Network offers a superior Internet product, utilizing key enhancements to provide a premium level of service. We provide E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private Lan Service (E-LAN), Mobile Backhaul Transport, secure and reliable bandwidth, and a variety of other carrier services, all following industry standard Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) guidelines for service and reliability. Our new and improved fiber-based Ethernet networks ensure a secure, reliable, and scalable connection, with advanced technology that puts Bluebird Network on the cutting edge.
Bluebird Network offers data center, colocation, gigabit transport and gigabit dedicated Internet services through our Bluebird Underground Data Center, located 85 feet below the earth’s surface in Springfield, Missouri. Bluebird Network provides fiber transport and Internet services in and out of the data center via multiple fiber paths and entrances. To schedule a tour of the Bluebird Underground Data Center, fill out our form here.
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A Fast, Efficient, and Secure Fiber Network
Voice, video and data communications are important to operating almost any type of business. If you need to communicate in a timely and secure manner, then a dedicated circuit from Bluebird Network is right for your business.
Our E-Line services are provided over Bluebird Network’s MPLS/Optical mesh backbone and combine the benefits of intelligent routing with the advantages of 100% committed bandwidth for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint Ethernet services. Our extensive fiber optic network with over 100 Points of Presence (POPs) creates a short access loop, which translates into lower latency and higher service reliability.
Services can be delivered on a per port, or per VLAN basis, depending upon the customer’s requirements and network complexity; providing support for the separation of traffic between corporate or department LANs. Each service can be configured with one of three Class of Service profiles to support the applications specific to that VLAN or department.
Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN)
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Our E-LAN services enable the direct flow of communication between multiple sites over Bluebird Network’s MPLS/Optical meshed backbone, eliminating the need to pass through a central location.
Our E-LAN products are multipoint-to-multipoint services that forward traffic to any destination in the service and can be delivered on a per port, or per VLAN basis, depending upon the customer’s requirements and network complexity; providing support for the separation of traffic between corporate or department LANs.
Each service can be configured with one of three Class of Service profiles to support a variety of business applications.
• 100G Capable DWDM and MPLS
• Meshed POP Network Design
– Diverse paths available between most POPs
– Sub 50ms failover between diverse paths
• Carrier Grade POP Reliability
– Battery/Generator backup at POP locations
– Redundant hardware design to minimize outages
• High Capacity
– Capacity design prevents oversubscription in core
• Dedicated Internet Access (DIA): up to 10Gbps
– Direct caching/peering arrangements with major content providers
– Diverse Tier 1 POP locations; Chicago, KC, St. Louis
– Diverse Tier 1 providers per POP location
– Reroute capability between major Internet POPs
– EPL – port based point-to-point service up to 100Gbps
– EVPL – VLAN based point-to-point service up to 100Gbps, connectivity between hub and remote locations; allows multiple service types to be delivered on a single port
– EP-LAN – port based multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity between various locations
– EVP-LAN – VLAN based multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity between various locations; allows multiple service types to be delivered on a single port
• Wavelength Services
• Hosted Colocation Management
Secure and Reliable Bandwidth
Bluebird Network’s Private Line Transport Services will provide you with the bandwidth needed to transmit your company’s voice, video, data, or multimedia information. Your business communications can be consolidated over a single secure high-speed connection.
- Bandwidth from DS1 through 100Gbs wavelengths
- Multiple ILEC Colocations in every LATA in the state
- Access to National Carriers through Carrier Hotel Colocations
- Expanded network reach through INDATel Group partners
Mobile Backhaul Transport
Our Mobile Backhaul Transport service provides Wireless Service Providers (WSP) with highly reliable, low latency bandwidth between their cell sites and Mobile Telephone Switching Offices (MTSO) located in the Midwest. Bluebird Network has constructed an advanced fiber optic network with a 30Gbps backbone capable of scaling to 100Gbps as bandwidth demand grows.
With our Private Line Transport Services, your business benefits from the security and reliability of our high performance fiber optic network, assuring uninterrupted quality connectivity. Our legacy SONET-based network architecture, combined with our cutting-edge Ethernet service, ensures consistent high performance and network availability. In order to keep your service at the highest possible level, all aspects of the network are continuously monitored.