Illinois Network Alliance to Be Acquired by Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, has signed a Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of Illinois Network Alliance (INA), the company said.

This integration of INA under Bluebird ownership will bring even greater cohesion and operational efficiencies to the Bluebird portfolio of services.

With a continued strategic focus on the Midwest, the acquisition will empower Bluebird to further strengthen its fiber services and high-bandwidth network solutions for cell towers, hospitals, schools, government facilities and other businesses.

While Bluebird has always served as manager of INA, this new ownership role will enable Bluebird to strategically expand its capabilities and offerings between INA and other Bluebird infrastructures. Both respective networks will be grown together and expanded further into new and underserved areas. Bluebird will maintain its dedicated level of personalized customer service while expanding through the acquisition and subsequent fiber build-outs.

Bluebird supports Enterprise, Carrier and Data Center customers with a portfolio of network services. This includes secure and 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. Bluebird´s fiber optic infrastructure connects to the Bluebird Underground Data Center, an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri, which is currently undergoing a major expansion to more comprehensively support expanding customer requirements.

This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary terms and conditions, and is expected to be closed by the end of the second quarter of 2020.

Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has provided Internet and fiber transport services to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, and the surrounding states. In 2014, an underground data center was acquired, adding the Bluebird Underground Data Center to the Bluebird suite of services. To learn more, visit Bluebirdnetwork.com.