Possamai will explore how data centers and carrier hotels can work with their competitors to benefit all on Tuesday, July 18 at 1:50 PM CST

COLUMBIA, MO – July 11, 2023 – Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, announces today that its Data Center Facility Manager, Rafael Possamai, will lead a discussion breaking down the often contentious relationship between data centers and dedicated carrier hotels at the Midwest Peering Summit 2023 taking place July 17-18, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. Possamai has over a decade of experience in the digital infrastructure industry.

Possamai oversees operations at one of the company’s two data centers — Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center on the Iowa-Illinois border. With a hands-on approach, he and the Bluebird team ensure uptime, reliability and exemplary customer service throughout Bluebird’s data center and data security solutions.

On Tuesday, July 18th at 1:50 PM CST, Possamai will speak on “Collaboration over Competition: Building a Network Interconnection Ecosystem.” The program will explore how data centers and carrier hotels can work with their competitors to create an interconnection ecosystem that ultimately benefits everyone — especially customers. Possamai will dive into the day-to-day of creating and maintaining these industry relationships through collaboration over competition, and how this leads to improved services overall. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of interconnectedness and navigating the crowded marketplace by making beneficial connections.

WHAT: “Collaboration over Competition: Building a Network Interconnection Ecosystem”

WHERE: Midwest Peering Summit 2023

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center,
Pioneer Conference Room
Des Moines, Iowa

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 2023
1:50-2:30 PM CST

WHO: Rafael Possamai, Data Center Manager, Bluebird Network

About Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, was formed by integrating Bluebird Media, Missouri Network Alliance, and Illinois Network Alliance. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired and created Bluebird Underground, adding a data center facility to the Bluebird suite of services. Today, the network has over 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The Bluebird fiber network also has over 135 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa. To learn more, please visit bluebirdnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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