Bluebird extends fiber network to Strafford, MO

Aug. 31, 2020
Bluebird Network's latest network expansion underscores the company's dedication to serving rural communities and follows numerous build-outs across the state of Missouri.
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Bluebird Network, a high capacity fiber internet and transport services provider and underground data center owner, on August 27 announced the expansion of its fiber network to better serve businesses within the Strafford, Missouri community.

The network expansion underscores Bluebird’s dedication to offering high-speed internet services, cloud connections, high-quality data transport and underground colocation products to rural and underserved areas. This latest build comes on the heels of the provider's expanding 61 route miles of fiber in nearby Springfield, MO and an additional 21 route miles of fiber in Joplin, MO.

With this network expansion, Bluebird notes that its communications infrastructure underpins the success of local businesses, Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), governments, healthcare facilities, schools and wireless towers with access to 10Mbps to 1Gbps, 10Gbps and 100Gbps connections. The infrastructure also enables the local community to easily leverage the advantages of the Bluebird Underground Data Center and its services, which remain in strategic proximity to Strafford roughly 15 miles away in Springfield. 

“As we continue to realize a more digital world, Bluebird continues to enhance bandwidth connectivity choices across a variety of sectors,” said Michael Morey, president and CEO of Bluebird. “Whether it’s healthcare, finance, education or businesses in the area, Bluebird is committed to delivering world-class communication services to those in need.” 

Bluebird offers more than 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband, 151 Points of Presence (POPs) and 54,000 on-net and near-net buildings. The company is established in and continuing to expand throughout Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and the surrounding states, enabling businesses to connect to each other, to locations across the region, to the internet at large and to the Bluebird Underground Data Center. 

“Bluebird was built on a foundation of deep roots in rural communities, and as we expand and strengthen our network footprint and fiber services across the Midwest, serving as a trusted partner to a growing number of rural and underserved areas remains a commitment,” continued Morey. “We’re excited to continue on this path of strategic expansion and to share this journey with our customers, communities and beyond. Furthermore, we look forward to seeing our growth support those customers, communities and businesses with vital internet services backed by our state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure.” 

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