Originally posted to Data Center POST

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. 

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