COLUMBIA, MISSOURI -- Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces the completion of its fiber expansion and investment in Springfield, Missouri. This expansion interconnects major business areas in Springfield to the Bluebird Underground Data Center — also located in Springfield, and to its 9,300-plus-mile fiber network throughout the Midwest.
The expansion gives Springfield businesses expanded options for their internet and networking needs with new competitive solutions. This 61-mile fiber expansion continues the momentum that began in late 2014 when Bluebird purchased Springfield's only colocation data center from City Utilities. That momentum will be further reinforced with a currently planned fiber buildout in Strafford, MO, followed by upcoming projects occurring throughout the Midwest over the next few years. These expansions also supplement Bluebird's recent Midwest fiber acquisitions in Illinois. Bluebird Underground customers also benefit from this announcement with the ability to leverage fiber connections to hosted cloud service providers such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.
"Bluebird Network is proud to provide cutting-edge Ethernet and internet connectivity to businesses in Springfield that span the healthcare industry, governmental agencies, financial institutions, wireless providers and other businesses within the community," said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. "Our agility and reach have enabled us to rapidly respond and deploy new fiber services and products as we continue our expansion in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and surrounding states. The fiber build in Springfield is here, it is complete, and Bluebird is ready to deploy services!"
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