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Bluebird Network Announces Fiber Expansion in Salina, Kansas is Now Live!

True to form, Bluebird Network continues its mission of empowering Midwestern businesses with fiber connectivity, expanding into four additional cities by the end of 2022

COLUMBIA, MO – October 25, 2022 – Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and more than 10,600 miles of fiber, is excited to announce the fiber expansion in Salina, Kansas is now live. Bluebird is offering secure and reliable connectivity to enable digital transformation for local businesses in Salina, Kansas. A new, diverse fiber route to Chicago is also underway with the expansions into Aurora and DeKalb, Illinois. The fiber route to Chicago is projected to go live by the end of 2022.

Each of these network builds will have a Point of Presence (PoP) within the Salina, Kansas and Aurora and DeKalb, Illinois communities, allowing local businesses and organizations to leverage Bluebird’s full suite of high-quality, high-speed fiber connectivity. The Salina community will benefit from 13.63 new fiber route miles, while the Aurora and DeKalb communities will realize initial builds of 4 miles and 1.68 fiber route miles, respectively.

Earlier this year, Bluebird completed a network expansion in Waterloo, Iowa with 11.74 route miles of fiber in the local community. These network expansions support Bluebird’s company vision, “to have a fiber presence in 80% of communities across our eleven-state footprint with a population greater than 10,000 people.”

“For a long time, Bluebird was a fiber network company first and foremost, and these strategic expansions are what we’re still built on,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “But the Bluebird of today supports even more business needs with data center colocation, private cloud connectivity and a highly successful carrier sales operation.”

Bluebird’s carrier sales team supports some of the largest technology and telecommunications companies in the world. In line with the company’s mission to “connect communities and power a new era of productivity,” Bluebird delivers that same level of dedicated bandwidth and connectivity to Midwestern businesses across its 11-state footprint.

The company is currently constructing strategic routes in Illinois beyond Aurora and DeKalb. Following network expansions into  Dixon and Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Bluebird will have added an additional   114.4 route miles of fiber in Q4 alone.

Bluebird’s expansive state-of-the-art fiber footprint allows the company to bring dedicated Internet access, Ethernet, colocation, cloud services and more to local businesses and organizations across the Midwest to enable digital transformation.

For more information about how Bluebird connects local businesses in the Midwest visit


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 10,600 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 153 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.

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Media Contact for Bluebird Network:

Ilissa Miller, CEO
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1 866.307.2510
Email: [email protected]

Contact for Bluebird Network:

Sue Schaefer, Director of Business Development
Bluebird Network
Tel: 816.237.2119
Email: [email protected]


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