Bluebird Network, a Midwest regional telecommunications company, continues to expand coverage to Missouri schools by adding five new school districts as customers, the company said.
Students at all schools in the districts will gain access to fast, reliable Internet access from Bluebird to benefit from the growing wealth of online educational resources.
More than 92,000 students in 76 school districts are currently supported by Bluebird, making it the second largest broadband provider to public schools in the state of Missouri. Bluebird works with school districts on their high-speed data connectivity requirements that keep rural students and faculty connected to digital learning advancements.
As an e-rate approved vendor, Bluebird works with those school districts eligible for funding through the Universal Service Administrative company (USAC), a non-profit corporation created to help schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access, or directly with those school districts not within the e-rate eligibility structure.
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. To learn more, visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.