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Press Release -- August 1st, 2019
Source: bluebird


The Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association Is The Premier Public Policy Forum Serving All Telecommunications Companies Within Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo.–Bluebird Network, LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, announces that its President and CEO, Michael Morey, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board for the Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association (MTIA). MTIA provides a forum for discussion and cooperation among all companies on issues affecting Missouri’s telecommunications industry. Morey’s appointment fosters cooperation between Bluebird Network and MTIA’s other members and strengthens Bluebird Network’s presence in Missouri markets which encourages broadband benefits for local communities and businesses.
Serving as President and CEO of Bluebird Network since 2012, Morey brings over 37 years of telecommunications experience to MTIA. During his time with Bluebird Network, his strong management skills and deep insight empowered the company to more than double in size, and to earn multiple INC 5,000 recognitions as one of the fastest-growing private companies nationwide.

“MTIA has provided an open, supportive forum to the Missouri telecom industry for over 100 years, fostering relationships, promoting greater understanding of the industry and providing education and training opportunities,” says Morey. “I am very honored to be elected as Chairman of such a vital and important group.”

“We are fortunate to have an industry veteran of Morey’s caliber lead our association,” said Ric Telthorst, President & CEO of the organization. “Morey brings a wealth of experience and industry contacts to the position, and he’ll keep us engaged and involved in Missouri public policy issues impacting our member companies.”

Morey’s appointment as Chairman furthers the company’s dedication to supporting Missouri and the greater Midwestern telecommunications industry. Bluebird Network remains committed to densifying its network and expanding its reach to deliver critical and reliable broadband and high-speed data capabilities to urban, rural and underserved areas throughout the region.

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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 6,500 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 and Tulsa. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About MTIA

Founded as the Missouri Telephone Association in 1913, MTIA allows local telecommunications entities to gain insights into industry and public policies and serves as the voice to communicate collectively with state legislators, regulators and other stakeholder groups. The association also sponsors seminars, workshops and meetings to encourage education and discussion around critical industry challenges, cutting-edge technologies and more.

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