Bluebird Underground Expansion to Break Ground
(COLUMBIA, Mo) August 21, 2015- Bluebird Network, a leading Midwest telecommunications and data center company, has contracted with Schneider Electric for Phase 1 of the Bluebird Underground Data Center expansion. This expansion will enhance opportunities for economic growth in the state of Missouri, with primary growth realized within southwest Missouri, by increasing local data center capacity for existing customers, and will draw new customers to this highly desired data center complex. Based on Bluebird Network growth and financial stability, Bluebird Network is well positioned to complete the data center expansion that will increase its functional space by over 16,000 sq. ft. in three phases. Phase 1 will begin in August 2015 with Phase 2 and Phase 3 to be completed by Mid-2017 or sooner as determined by customer demand and utilization.
Bluebird Network President and CEO Michael Morey stated, “This expansion will allow us to accommodate the growing demand for existing and new data center customers. Schneider Electric does great work and will keep the Bluebird vision a top priority throughout construction completion.”
“It’s great to work with a forward thinking company investing in its infrastructure to support customer requirements. Our turnkey design build services will deliver on time, on budget results through this multiphase project,” said Mike Hagan VP of Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Providers Segment.
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About Bluebird Network, LLC
Bluebird Network, LLC, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, Illinois Network Alliance and the Bluebird Underground Data Center. This integration created a leading Midwest telecommunications company that provides 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber optic connections to Midwest communities and a data center in Springfield, Mo. Bluebird fiber network has over 100 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis. Bluebird has a national reach through its partner, INDATEL Group, which connects
the fiber-optic networks of independent telephone companies across the United States. To learn more, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Provider Team focuses exclusively on the business challenges faced by cloud, colocation and hosting providers, providing end-to-end business and technical expertise. This provides customers with the ability to better manage every aspect of their business and their data centers, including planning, designing, building and commissioning; operations and assessment; and energy procurement and sustainability. For more information on the Data Center Service Provider team, visit http://cloud-colo.schneider-electric.com/us/.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 31 billion US dollars in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider-electric.com/us