In Springfield, Missouri, 85 feet deep into the Burlington Limestone lies an old mine. More than 5 million square feet of rock has been excavated over the years, leaving a 2-square mile block of limestone honeycombed with passages. Since you’re not reading a site about geology, or mining, you’ve probably guessed that there’s a data center in that mine. Bluebird Network recently expanded the capacity of its 80,000-square foot facility, carved into the solid lump of rock in a geologically stable part of the world.
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Come see Bluebird Network at International Telecommunications Week (ITW) at the Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel from May 6-9 in Chicago, Illinois! Founded in 2008, International Telecoms Week was established by a group of…
Based in Columbia, Missouri, Bluebird Network has over 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections, and 135 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis. The company also has an underground data center, Bluebird Underground, located in a subterranean mine in Springfield.
Founded in 1950 and led by a 13-member board of directors, the Illinois Health Care Association is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 500 licensed and certified long term care facilities and…
As technology continues to evolve in the financial services sector, legacy network architecture is no longer able to support the growing needs of modern banks. For financial institutions within major cities, low-latency, high-bandwidth fiber connectivity is readily available, making it easy to scale fiber according to connectivity requirements. Unfortunately, banks positioned in rural areas do not experience the same luxury of close proximity to an array of advanced fiber networks, making it increasingly difficult to maintain pace with the industry and serve customers with cutting-edge services and capabilities.
What is FirstNet; simply put FirstNet is the first nationwide, high-speed broadband network dedicated to public safety – our First Responders Network. This initiative grew out of the public safety community’s commitment to, and advocacy for, a dedicated network to address the communication challenges faced during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Consider the importance communication has in public safety. When an emergency arises, instincts kick in and you depend on the ability to contact the folks you need and depend on; that’s where the FirstNet infrastructure comes in.