Bluebird Network Operating Two Internet Exchanges

Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider with two data centers, and 10,000 route miles of fiber ranked in the top 1 percent of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide, is now the host of two internet exchanges within their discrete data centers at polar ends of the company’s digital footprint.

These exchanges allow customers to offload traffic, increase data transmission speeds and improve network experiences by keeping traffic local and avoiding congested cities.

The Springfield Internet Exchange (SpringIX) is housed in the Bluebird Underground Data Center located in Springfield, Missouri, while the Quad Cities Internet Exchange (QCIX) is available for connection in the Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center in Bettendorf, IowA. Both facilities are carrier-neutral, allowing any entity with an Autonomous System Number (ASN) to take advantage of the internet exchange fabric, including other ISPs.

“Internet exchanges are an important part of keeping our world connected and the internet fast, both of these things Bluebird already does well,” said Michael Morey, president and CEO of Bluebird Network. “The fact we can offer this advantage to our customers in the form of two excellent exchanges, makes us a better company.”

SpringIX is connected to the Kansas City Internet Exchange, which boasts 121 active peers and allows SpringIX members to exchange traffic easily. The QCIX is the largest IX in Iowa with 47 peers, and as of October 2021, 10 additional carriers are in the process of connecting.

Internet exchanges are not only for carriers and ISPs; they also support companies in work-from-home and disaster situations by keeping traffic local. SpringIX and QCIX offer enhanced connectivity solutions for communities in the Midwest by providing faster speeds, low-latency, and reduced costs throughout the region.

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