Q2 2019

      
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Welcome

Welcome to the current installation of the Bluebird Network quarterly newsletter. In each newsletter we bring you the latest updates about Bluebird activities, industry news and upcoming events. We encourage you to check out the information provided within this newsletter, click on the article links, visit our website (simply “click” on the menu tabs above) and share our newsletters with others who may benefit from our information. We thank all our members and customers for their continued support and wish you the best of luck in the coming quarter!

Michael Morey,
President and CEO


An Overview of Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a Midwest telecommunications company that provides an efficient and fast fiber-optic network to rural and urban customers throughout the Midwest. Bluebird Network focuses on combining cutting-edge technology and the brightest individuals to deliver high-speed broadband and Internet services, and secure data storage solutions to Enterprise, Carrier and Data Center customers throughout Missouri, Illinois and the surrounding states. Our data center, the Bluebird Underground Data Center located in Springfield, Missouri, is an underground colocation facility that offers hardware and equipment protection from natural and unnatural disasters. For our customers, our services translate to quality, continuity, and performance. At Bluebird Network, we understand that success is all about good connections.

BLUEBIRD NEWS
Bluebird Network Celebrates Missouri Network Alliance’s 20th Anniversary



COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — Bluebird Network, 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.


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Bluebird Network Completes Fiber Network Expansion into Weldon Spring
Missouri Network Expansion Meets Customer Demand for Reliable High-Capacity Broadband

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — May 23, 2019 — Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces the completion of a new fiber build in Weldon Spring, MO, a St. Louis area expansion project that was originally announced in May 2018. This newly installed fiber-optic network connects to major commercial areas and brings highly reliable broadband services to the Missouri communities of Weldon Spring, Dardenne Prairie and Cottleville.

Bluebird is dedicated to densifying current fiber routes and expanding its fiber reach into new and underserved areas. Additional upcoming densification projects are planned throughout the Midwest over the next few years. The Weldon Spring expansion supports Bluebird’s commitment to providing a robust fiber footprint to communities in St. Charles and St. Louis counties. Businesses within these counties can now enjoy easy access to carrier-class network speeds and bandwidth.


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Bluebird Network Completes Fiber Buildout in Wentzville, MO
Network Expansion Delivers Reliable Broadband Services to Underserved Markets

Bluebird Network, LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, announces that it has completed a new fiber build in Wentzville, MO, as part of its previously announced St. Louis expansion. This fiber expansion enables Bluebird Network to provide local businesses with expanded capabilities and easy access to carrier-class network speeds and bandwidth.

Bluebird remains dedicated to densifying its network and to further expanding its reach into underserved areas throughout the Midwest. The Wentzville network expansion offers existing and potential customers access to critical, reliable broadband services, while reaching to the surrounding communities with additional options for high-speed data services in the area.


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UNDERGROUND UPDATES
The Independent Data Center Alliance Set to Launch at ITW 2019
Global Data Center Operators to Enjoy Bolstered Marketing Initiatives, Shared Resources, Increased Sales Channels and More

MAMARONECK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE) –The Independent Data Center Alliance (IND-DCA), a global network of independent data center and carrier hotel operators, will officially launch at ITW 2019 during a signing and press conference on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The association brings together owner-operated data center providers to amplify market presence. The IND-DCA is organized by iMiller Public Relations and is being formed by four founding global data center operators from Germany, New York, Missouri and Seattle.

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ENTERPRISE APPRECIATION
Customer Testimonial- Ryan Uzzell, Vice President of Old Missouri Bank

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BEHIND THE NETWORK
ITW: Mitigating Security Threats as a Wholesale Carrier

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INDUSTRY CHATTER
The Value of Transparency for Network Operators

Knowledge is power, but are you collecting the full array of data points you need to guide supply chain and network management decisions?

Chances are, you’re not. There are organizational and market-driven reasons why important facts about network infrastructure, maintenance, and overall operations are often opaque. These barriers can be difficult to overcome, but the advantages of greater transparency make it worth the investment of time and effort to obtain and track comprehensive network information.


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FirstNet to Release Road Map in Coming Months, Outlines 6 Technology Domains

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) said the road map announced at is March meeting will be released later this summer and will advance the public-safety broadband network. At a June 26 meeting in Indianapolis, the FirstNet board supported the direction of the road map and its alignment with public safety’s communications needs.


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When Fiber Comes To Town

Technology enables sharing and access to unprecedented levels of information through the internet, allowing people to communicate, learn, work and earn money from anywhere they have an internet connection. For those living in rural communities without broadband or wireless services, access to information is not equal. Getting a signal for a mobile device, for instance, has often meant throwing on a coat and driving into town. Abundant and accessible communication infrastructure makes life easier.


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TRADE SHOWS AND EVENTS
August 13-15, 2019

Missouri Healthcare Association Summer Conference
Salt Lake City, UT
September 4-5, 2019

Capacity North America 2019
Denver, CO
September 9-12, 2019

Illinois Health Care Association Convention and Expo
Springfield, MO
October 10, 2019

techITout
Springfield, MO
October 10-11, 2019

Missouri Primary Care Association Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2019

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Austin, TX
Corporate HQ
2005 W. Broadway Bldg. A
Suite 215
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 1-573-777-4200
Toll Free: 1-855-BLUEBIRD
Kansas City Office
800 N.W. Chipman Road
Suite 5750
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816-361-8821
Toll Free: 888-832-6662
 
St. Louis Office
10024 Office Center Avenue
Suite 201
St. Louis, Missouri 63128
Phone: 1-314-270-8730
Bluebird Underground
1904 N. LeCompte
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Phone: 1-417-851-0200