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Press Release -- May 7th, 2018
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Bluebird Network Announces Expansion of Its Fiber-Optic Network

Adding 45 Fiber Route Miles, Network Expansion Will Connect to Industrial Areas Within the St. Louis Metropolitan Region

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — May 7, 2018 — Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces an expansion of its fiber-optic network.  Bluebird Network will be adding 45 fiber route miles in the St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles County, specifically within Clayton, Wentzville, and Weldon Springs, Missouri.  The new network build, which is scheduled to begin in May 2018, is projected to be completed before the end of Q4 2018.

Bluebird Network provides fiber to rural and urban areas, connecting major Midwest cities such as Kansas City, Chicago, Tulsa, Springfield, and St. Louis.  The new network expansion will focus on connecting industrial areas within the St. Louis metropolitan area, providing reliable, high bandwidth, carrier-class Internet and data services delivered over a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network.  Bluebird Network serves carrier and enterprise customers, connecting to wireless towers, government and public safety institutions, as well as healthcare centers and other facilities.

“With this new build, we’re not only expanding our fiber footprint, we’re supporting local businesses with a farther-reaching, more reliable network connection,” states Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network.  “For several years, the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Development Corporation, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have been seeking to upgrade and expand the regional fiber-optic infrastructure, and this expansion will serve to meet that demand.”

The new network expansion will be connected to the Bluebird Underground Data Center, located in Springfield, Missouri, utilizing the Bluebird Network existing fiber infrastructure.

Bluebird Network will be attending International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018 in Chicago May 6-9.  To request a meeting at the event, email sales@bluebirdnetwork.com or stop by bilateral table P-14.

To learn more about Bluebird Network, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.

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About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, and Illinois Network Alliance.  In 2014, an underground data center was acquired and created Bluebird Underground, adding a data center facility to the Bluebird suite of services.  Today, the network has over 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections.  The Bluebird fiber network also has over 135 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.  To learn more, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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