PLANO, TX- February 04, 2013 – Centina Systems, a leading provider of service assurance and service quality management solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, has announced that Columbia, Missouri-based Bluebird Network has deployed the NetOmniaTM Operations Assurance and Service Assurance solutions to manage their entire 6,000 mile network infrastructure for its connectivity offerings. Bluebird provides Metro Ethernet, WAN Ethernet and private-line optical services in the Midwestern US, and operates the combined networks of Bluebird Media Network, Missouri Network Alliance (MNA), and Illinois Network Alliance (INA). As the Ethernet service innovation escalates, and customers demand more in the way of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and high-bandwidth service support, a consolidated view of the network and the ability to holistically monitor the customer experience becomes critical to maintaining customer satisfaction and market share.
Columbia, MO – November 1, 2012–Governor Jay Nixon addressed the Bluebird Network Board of Directors on November 1, 2012. Nixon was honored to be in attendance and recognized the Board members as committed visionaries and national leaders in the telecommunications field. Nixon emphasized that just as the railroads and interstates connected and transformed Missouri communities in decades past, businesses, such as Bluebird Network, are connecting and transforming Missouri with the information superhighway.
ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Bluebird Network has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 for a government-stimulus-funded project that will enable the extension of broadband services to underserved regions in Missouri. Bluebird’s Missouri Ultra-High Capacity Middle Mile Project is supported by a $45 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and a $10.5 million in-kind contribution from the state of Missouri, as well as private investors.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bluebird Network for Powered Base Building® space in Digital Realty’s 210 N. Tucker property in St. Louis, Missouri. Bluebird Network (www.bluebirdnetwork.com) provides fiber optic services in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding states. Bluebird operates the merged networks of Missouri Network Alliance, Illinois Network Alliance, and Bluebird Media. Bluebird Network will build out its own dedicated data center facility within its leased space at the 210 N. Tucker property, which will support its network of over 5000 route miles providing broadband services to rural and underserved communities.