Bluebird Network, LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, recently announced that its acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), one of the world’s largest infrastructure funds, has been closed. Now, Bluebird will be able to increase its fiber footprint, provide greater access to its existing customers, reach out into new service areas and increase the scope of its operations. As always, the company remains committed to maintaining its individualized and personalized level of service. 

“We are pleased to expand Macquarie Infrastructure Partners’ communications infrastructure portfolio with the acquisition of Bluebird,” said Karl Kuchel, CEO of MIP. “As bandwidth needs continue to rise, fiber has become the essential backbone for high-performance connectivity networks. We look forward to working with Bluebird’s experienced management team to grow the company’s network and services in the years ahead.”

With this transaction, Bluebird is provided with an immediate 2,500 fiber route mile expansion into Illinois. The expansion includes the cities of Rockford, Peoria, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities area. The company is planning even more network builds for the future to connect more communities and create greater fiber densification to keep pace with evolving demands. Additionally, the company’s underground colocation facility, the Bluebird Underground Data Center, located in Springfield, Missouri, is undergoing a second major expansion. This will enable increased power and space for customers. 

“Bluebird Network is proud to be among the top telecommunications providers in the country,” said Michael Morey, the President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “With this acquisition, Bluebird remains well positioned to expand its offerings in new cities and communities and to continue providing the highest levels of service offerings to enterprise, carrier and wireless customers. Come grow with us!”

Bluebird, at its core, believes that all businesses deserve the connectivity required to grow and thrive in the digital landscape. The company has spent more than 20 years positioning itself as a leading transport network and internet provider in the Midwest and has built its platform on a combination of technologically advanced fiber, scalable and adaptable infrastructure and dedicated, unique employees. This acquisition underpins the company’s promise to provide businesses and communities critical access to robust, flexible, high-speed transport and internet services.

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