Bluebird Network Celebrates their 25-Year Anniversary

DateMay 14, 2024

Established in 1999, Bluebird has grown into a dynamic business within the communications industry, serving a diverse range of data-driven entities including enterprises, schools, and hospitals.

Originating as a coalition of Missouri and Illinois telephone companies, Bluebird facilitated connections among these entities and broader internet and carrier networks. This foundation was strengthened by the merger of the Missouri Network Alliance, Illinois Network Alliance, and Bluebird Media, enhancing its capability to provide transport services, internet access, and high-speed bandwidth across the Midwest. Currently, Bluebird has more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband solutions, with more than 230 Points of Presence (PoPs) spanning major Midwestern cities.

Over the last quarter-century of continued success furthering the company’s mission of connecting communities and enabling a new era of productivity, Bluebird has reached 125 employees – quadrupling that number in the last twelve years. Since its inception, the company has established and currently manages two strategically located data centers, Bluebird Underground and Bluebird Quad Cities, optimized to meet customers’ data management, colocation, and hosting needs.

“Today marks an extraordinary milestone in our journey at Bluebird Network as we celebrate 25 years of innovation, dedication, and unparalleled service” said Jason Adkins, CEO of Bluebird Network. “As we commemorate this remarkable achievement, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal customers, dedicated team, and visionary partners who have been integral to our success. Here’s to the next chapter of transformative growth, as we continue to soar higher, connect deeper, and redefine what’s possible in the digital age.”

As Bluebird commemorates 25 years of service, the company looks forward to remaining steadfast in its mission, advancing connectivity and business empowerment and continued growth in the years ahead. Bluebird remains committed to driving transformative growth and shaping the future of digital communication. Here’s to the next chapter of success and collaboration.

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 Enterprise customers 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 more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 62,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 230 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.

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