Originally posted on Data Center POST

The industry has faced increased demands for connectivity, especially in underserved communities where digital infrastructure and reliable internet is scarce. The lack of proper infrastructure inhibits the use of critical services like telehealth, virtual learning, online banking, and more. Telcos are working to provide and strengthen connectivity for these communities to enable and foster strong economic growth.

Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and more than 10,600 miles of fiber, is excited to announce they have won the 2022 Visionary Spotlight Award for the second year in a row. Bluebird Network has accelerated its innovation to keep pace with the increased digital demand to provide and strengthen connectivity for underserved communities in the Midwest. 

Bluebird has shown exponential growth throughout the past year, providing and strengthening connectivity throughout the Midwest with: 

  • 2 strategically placed data centers with 62% of energy coming from renewable sources
  • Bluebird Network’s on-net and near-net buildings and towers increased to a total of 82,000, from 65,000 in 2021
  • Bluebird has also made great strides expanding into new markets in the state of Iowa and has several builds slated to continue this progress across their 11-state footprint, including strategic builds in Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma

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