Bluebird Network lauded for rural and underserved connectivity gains in U.S. Midwest

June 28, 2022
The company says it continues to service last mile, tower and wireless providers, especially as the industry allocates new grant dollars supporting broadband development.
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Bluebird Network, a U.S. communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers across more than 10,600 miles of fiber, announced that the company has won the 2022 Visionary Spotlight Award (VSA) for the second year in a row, as presented by ChannelVision magazine.

The awards program noted how Bluebird Network has accelerated its innovation to keep pace with the increased digital demand to provide and strengthen connectivity for rural underserved communities in the Midwest U.S.

“It’s an honor to be recognized and receive the Visionary Spotlight Award for serving rural and underserved communities,” commented Michael Morey, CEO of Bluebird Network. “Bluebird is committed to delivering our promise to help bridge the digital divide and give communities access to connectivity throughout the region with our aggregated product suite including fiber-based services, cutting-edge data center offerings, and ongoing network expansion.”

The awards program pointed out that Bluebird has shown exponential growth throughout the past year, providing and strengthening connectivity throughout the Midwest with two strategically placed data centers -- with 62% of energy coming from renewable sources.

Meanwhile, Bluebird Network’s on-net and near-net buildings and towers increased to a total of 82,000, from 65,000 in 2021.

Bluebird also made strides expanding into new markets in the state of Iowa, and has several builds slated to continue this progress across its 11-state footprint, including strategic builds in Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma.

As Bluebird continues to expand its fiber footprint, the company said it will further enable digital transformation throughout the Midwest U.S. for a range of industries such as healthcare, education, financial organizations, government/public safety and others.

The company notes it continues to service last mile, tower and wireless providers, especially as the industry allocates new grant dollars supporting broadband development. Bluebird says it remains on a trajectory of growth, and continues to expand its network into new and underserved areas, delivering fast, high-quality fiber-based internet and transport service options that businesses require and communities can benefit from in their members' day-to-day lives.

ChannelVision's annual VSA competition highlights channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services and deployments across numerous categories. All award winners are listed here.

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