Bluebird Network acquires a Midwest-based Telco’s network assets in a strategic effort to expand and strengthen Bluebird’s fiber network to power a new era of productivity
St. Louis, MO – December 13, 2022 – Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and nearly 10,800 miles of fiber, announces today the intent to acquire the middle-mile fiber network assets from Missouri Telecom Inc. (MTI). Bluebird and MTI have executed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the fiber network assets to include 40 route miles of fiber, along with three Points of Presence (PoPs) in Southwest Missouri, including the cities Mount Vernon, Monett, Nevada, and Aurora.
This strategic acquisition of MTI’s network assets will expand and strengthen Bluebird’s existing fiber network throughout Southwest Missouri and is part of the company’s overall growth strategy across the Midwestern United States. Bluebird is continuously seeking solid growth opportunities to provide Bluebird customers with secure and reliable connectivity.
“Bluebird is maintaining momentum by constantly looking for ways to connect communities and improve our already stellar network,” says Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Our acquisition of Missouri Telecom’s middle-mile network assets allows Bluebird to expand and strengthen our network services, specifically for communities in Southwest Missouri.”
Bluebird will not be purchasing MTI’s voice services, instead focusing on dedicated fiber and internet services in line with the company’s existing offerings.
“For 22 years we have enjoyed working with and supporting our customers and communities,” said Kevin Wormington, owner and Vice President of Operations at Missouri Telecom Inc. “We are thrilled to have found a quality company with a strong customer service record like Bluebird Network to continue the great service our customers have come to expect.”
Following this acquisition and recent expansions, Bluebird will have added an additional 155 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.
The acquisition of the network assets is set to close by the end of 2022.
For more information about how Bluebird connects local businesses in the Midwest visit: https://bluebirdnetwork.com/
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About Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in 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 nearly 10,800 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.