Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers and nearly 10,800 miles of fiber, announced the intent to acquire the middle-mile fiber network assets from Missouri Telecom Inc. (MTI).
Bluebird and MTI have executed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the fiber network assets to include 40 route miles of fiber, along with three Points of Presence (PoPs) in Southwest Missouri, including the cities Mount Vernon, Monett, Nevada and Aurora.
The strategic acquisition of MTI’s network assets will expand and strengthen Bluebird’s existing fiber network throughout Southwest Missouri and is part of the company’s overall growth strategy across the Midwestern United States. Bluebird seeks solid growth opportunities to provide its customers with secure and reliable connectivity.
“Bluebird is maintaining momentum by constantly looking for ways to connect communities and improve our already stellar network,” says Michael Morey (pictured), president and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Our acquisition of Missouri Telecom’s middle-mile network assets allows Bluebird to expand and strengthen our network services, specifically for communities in Southwest Missouri.”
Bluebird will not be purchasing MTI’s voice services, instead focusing on dedicated fiber and internet services in line with the company’s existing offerings.
Following this acquisition and recent expansions, Bluebird will have added an additional 155 route miles of fiber during the fourth quarter. Bluebird’s fiber footprint allows the company to bring dedicated internet access, Ethernet, colocation, cloud services and more to local businesses and organizations across the Midwest to enable digital transformation.
The acquisition of the network assets is set to close by the end of the year.
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