Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider with 10,000 route miles of fiber and two data centers, has announced the launch of a new and diversified fiber channel in the Midwest in the U.S. – over the Mississippi River between Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. This 6.25-mile fiber link provides a new alternative for carrier network traffic, avoiding crowded locations and enhancing the company’s existing formidable fiber backbone’s efficiency and dependability.
Due to the physical differences between the new network path and old routes, information may now go directly between large metro regions such as Kansas City and Chicago without passing via St. Louis. An expedited link between the Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center and Chicago would be beneficial to businesses in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Bluebird’s Underground Data Center.
The new fiber link would allow Bluebird to deliver wavelengths, MPLS, and other services along the path to the Hannibal and Quincy towns. Financial terms of the fiber route acquisition were not disclosed.
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“At every opportunity, we are going to strengthen our network throughout the Midwest to provide the best in terms of reliability, redundancy and security,” said Michael Morey, President & CEO of Bluebird Network. “Having a route avoiding congested areas gives us a layer of geographical resilience to empower enterprises and carriers utilizing our network.”
Bluebird Network helps businesses in the Midwest enhance productivity and innovation by providing reliable fiber services they need to succeed in the next era of digital transformation. Ethernet solutions, dedicated Internet, cloud connections, dark fiber, wavelengths, colocation, and other services are available from the organization.
Bluebird Network, based in Columbia, Missouri, has been providing Internet and network transport services to carriers and enterprises throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the neighboring areas since 1999. Bluebird Network operates two data centers: one in Springfield, Missouri, and the other in the Quad Cities.
Bluebird maintains over 10,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections across the Midwest, with over 74,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 151 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in major cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal, and the Quad Cities.