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Press Release -- May 20th, 2020
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Bluebird Networks’ Three-Network Integration Positions Illinois for Enhanced Growth and Success

Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications provider, recently announced that it has completed the latest step in its mission to create a super-regional fiber network in the Midwest: an integration of three networks that dramatically increases its fiber penetration in Illinois. This project is driven by the company’s recent acquisition of the Illinois Network Alliance (INA) and its ownership of PEG Bandwidth Illinois — a network services provider — and offers high-speed internet services, cloud connections, high-quality data transport and underground colocation products. Bluebird Network has already deployed direct peer relationships to major social media, search engine and streaming applications. 

As a company ranked in the top one percent of world networks by the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis, Bluebird Network remains dedicated to delivering the fast, high-quality fiber-based internet and transport service options businesses require. Today, Bluebird offers more than 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband, serving as a strategic internet and data transport partner to businesses, Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), local governments, healthcare facilities, schools and wireless towers in the region. Bluebird’s leading fiber network connects businesses to each other, to locations throughout the region, to the internet and to the Bluebird Underground Data Center — an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri.

“Our fiber is as unique as our employees. We can get you a connection from Davenport or Chicago to Kansas City or across the country on our network. We’re connected to the Midwest’s most highly-valued internet exchange points and are continuing to expand and strengthen our network footprint and fiber services across Illinois,” states Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “We’ve been excited to share our journey of continuous growth as we have established this Illinois network through strategic acquisitions and build outs. Furthermore, we look forward to serving as the trusted ally for businesses and communities across this region through our state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure.”

The company boasts a robust fiber network in the Quad Cities, reaching across the border into Iowa, and remains on a trajectory of growth that focuses on expanding its network into new and underserved areas. Bluebird is currently established in and continuing to expand across Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and the surrounding states, delivering 151 Points of Presence (POPs) and 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings.

Bluebird supports 10Mb connections, to 1Gb, 10Gb or even 100Gb solutions across major midwestern cities, delivering a robust array of network products and services that provide premium levels of service excellence, expand business climates and bring new opportunities to businesses and communities in these areas. Services in the Bluebird portfolio include reliable bandwidth, Metro Ethernet, Wide Area Network Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN) and Mobile Backhaul Transport services.

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

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About Bluebird Network
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.  In 2014, an underground data center was acquired, adding the Bluebird Underground Data Center facility to the Bluebird suite of services.  Bluebird operates over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings, 151 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. To learn more, please visit Bluebirdnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

Media Contact for Bluebird Network:
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: 866.307.2510
Email: pr@imillerpr.com

Contact for Bluebird Network:
Sue Schaefer
Bluebird Network
Sue.Schaefer@BluebirdNetwork.com
816-237-2119

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