Press release

Bluebird Network Celebrates Missouri Network Alliance’s 20th Anniversary

Sponsored by Businesswire

, LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, announces that
it is celebrating its 20th anniversary on May 21, 2019. Missouri Network
Alliance (MNA), founded in 1999, joined with Bluebird Media and Illinois
Network Alliance in 2011 to form Bluebird Network (“Bluebird”), and in
2014 the Bluebird Underground Data Center was added through acquisition.
For over 20 years, Bluebird has been a leading company in the
telecommunications industry, offering enhanced broadband capabilities,
building long-lasting relationships and serving local business owners,
communities and other nationwide carriers. As a result, the company is
trusted as a key business enabler by its employees and customers, some
for over 18 years.

The company has built over 6,500 fiber route miles across its two-decade
history, establishing itself as a primary provider of transport and
high-speed internet services in the Midwest. Bluebird provides these
fiber-based services in urban, rural and underserved areas, connecting
rural areas to major cities. Bluebird is currently completing several
additional fiber expansions throughout Missouri.

Bluebird’s unique, dedicated employees deliver world-class services to
enterprise, carrier and data center customers through a combination of
personalized customer support, the latest technology and a human
connection. Bluebird provides the resources needed for businesses and
communities to grow and thrive, creating a customized network solution
that meets any level of broadband requirements.

“Missouri Network Alliance was well down the path of exceeding the
charter objectives that were established when the Bluebird merger
launched the company onto an amazing growth trajectory that continues
today,” says Steve Crane, COO of Bluebird. “The unwavering support of
our owners, coupled with a remarkable staff, ensures a bright future for
Bluebird as it enters an exciting new chapter of strategic growth that
will deepen and expand its presence throughout the region. My personal
objective will be to carry on the reputation of excellent customer
service and mission-critical reliability that has been our cornerstone
from the beginning.”

Today, Bluebird provides a range of network services to enterprise,
carrier and data center customers, including Wide Area Network Ethernet,
Metro Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet
Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN), Mobile Backhaul Transport services
and more. Bluebird’s fiber optic infrastructure also connects to the Bluebird
Underground Data Center
, an underground colocation facility located
in Springfield, Missouri, that was acquired in 2014.

“Over the last two decades, we have been proud to offer carrier-grade,
technologically-advanced fiber optic solutions and data services to
businesses of all kinds,” says Michael
, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “We extend our
congratulations to our peers who began with Missouri Network Alliance
for their history of standout success and commitment to providing
dependable services to communities and businesses, allowing them to grow
and thrive.”

To learn more about Bluebird Network, please visit

About Bluebird Network

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. Today, the network has over 6,500 fiber
route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections. The
Bluebird fiber network also has over 135 Points of Presence (POP) sites
spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis,
Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa. To learn more, please
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