Bluebird Network has announced an expansion of its fiber-optic network. Bluebird Network will be adding 45 fiber route miles in the St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles County, specifically within Clayton, Wentzville, and Weldon Springs, Missouri. The new network build, which is scheduled to begin in May 2018, is projected to be completed before the end of Q4 2018.

Bluebird Network provides fiber to rural and urban areas, connecting major Midwest cities such as Kansas City, Chicago, Tulsa, Springfield, and St. Louis. The new network expansion will focus on connecting industrial areas within the St. Louis metropolitan area, providing reliable, high bandwidth, carrier-class Internet and data services delivered over a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network. Bluebird Network serves carrier and enterprise customers, connecting to wireless towers, government and public safety institutions, as well as health care centers and other facilities.

“With this new build, we’re not only expanding our fiber footprint, we’re supporting local businesses with a farther-reaching, more reliable network connection,” said Michael Morey, president and CEO, Bluebird Network. “For several years, the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Development Corporation, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have been seeking to upgrade and expand the regional fiber-optic infrastructure, and this expansion will serve to meet that demand.”

The new network expansion will be connected to the Bluebird Underground Data Center, located in Springfield, Missouri, utilizing the Bluebird Network existing fiber infrastructure.