26 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
US telecommunications company Bluebird Network has built its first customer-facing 100G diverse circuits.
The new customer circuits, which
total 200G, has already been installed and run along two
existing fibre routes from a metropolitan centre to a rural
part of Missouri.
"The deployment of customer-facing 100G services shows how
the growing need for high-capacity broadband is increasing as
more devices require high-speed connections," states Michael
Morey, president and CEO of Bluebird Network. "Bluebird Network
had the foresight to upgrade our network to be 100G capable so
that when the customer need arose, Bluebird could respond and
deliver the service to the customer quickly."
As a company Bluebird Network provides high-bandwidth
services to both rural and urban areas strictly in the Midwest,
linking these rural areas to major cities. Network services
currently provided by the company to both enterprise and
carrier customers include: bandwidth, Metro Ethernet, WAN
Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet
Virtual Private Lan Service (E-LAN) and Mobile Backhaul
"Bluebird Network provides an expansive network and
state-of-the-art technology," continued Morey. "Our talented
network team is able to recognize and avoid obstacles and
implement new technologies quickly. For example, Bluebird
Network has future plans to move toward a 400G core
In May, Bluebird Network announced the expansion of its
fibre-optic network. The company will be adding 45 fibre
route miles in the St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles
County, specifically within Clayton, Wentzville, and Weldon
Springs, Missouri. The new network to begin construction
in May 2018, with completion set for the end of Q4 2018.