Originally posted to Data Center POST

Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications provider, recently announced that it has completed the latest step in its mission to create a super-regional fiber network in the Midwest: an integration of three networks that dramatically increases its fiber penetration in Illinois. This project is driven by the company’s recent acquisition of the Illinois Network Alliance (INA) and its ownership of PEG Bandwidth Illinois — a network services provider — and offers high-speed internet services, cloud connections, high-quality data transport and underground colocation products. Bluebird Network has already deployed direct peer relationships to major social media, search engine and streaming applications. 

As a company ranked in the top one percent of world networks by the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis, Bluebird Network remains dedicated to delivering the fast, high-quality fiber-based internet and transport service options businesses require. Today, Bluebird offers more than 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband, serving as a strategic internet and data transport partner to businesses, Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), local governments, healthcare facilities, schools and wireless towers in the region. Bluebird’s leading fiber network connects businesses to each other, to locations throughout the region, to the internet and to the Bluebird Underground Data Center — an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri. 

“Our fiber is as unique as our employees. We can get you a connection from Davenport or Chicago to Kansas City or across the country on our network. We’re connected to the Midwest’s most highly-valued internet exchange points and are continuing to expand and strengthen our network footprint and fiber services across Illinois,” states Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “We’ve been excited to share our journey of continuous growth as we have established this Illinois network through strategic acquisitions and build outs. Furthermore, we look forward to serving as the trusted ally for businesses and communities across this region through our state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure.”

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