Bluebird Network Fiber Expansion Empowers Region with Fortified Broadband Capabilities

Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, has completed its 21-mile fiber infrastructure expansion in Joplin, Missouri, the company said.

Building on Bluebird´s trajectory of continued growth and underscoring its core commitment to rural communities, this Missouri expansion delivers fast, high-quality fiber-based Internet and transport service options for local governments, health facilities, schools, wireless towers and businesses. Bluebird´s fiber network connects businesses in Joplin to their other locations, the Internet at large and to the Bluebird Underground Data Center — an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri.

Bluebird supports 10Mb to 1Gb, 10Gb or even 100Gb connections and leverages over 151 Point of Presence (POP) sites in major cities throughout the Midwest, offering a robust network product suite and key enhancements to provide world-class levels of service, expand business climates and bring new opportunities to Midwestern businesses and communities. These services include reliable bandwidth, Metro Ethernet, Wide Area Network Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN) and Mobile Backhaul Transport services.

Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has provided Internet and fiber transport services to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and the surrounding states. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired, adding the Bluebird Underground Data Center to the Bluebird suite of services. Bluebird now operates over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The Bluebird fiber network has more than 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings and over 151 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. To learn more, visit