Bluebird Network acquires ColoHub data center in Iowa

Missouri-based network infrastructure and data center service provider Bluebird Network has acquired a data center from Geneseo Communications in Bettendorf.

Located in Bettendorf, Iowa, the 57,000 square foot 6MW ColoHub facility will give the company a foothold between Midwestern state capitals of Chicago and Des Moines, and increase its presence in the Quad City area.

“For years Bluebird has been steadily expanding their network in a dedicated and sustainable way,” said Mike McClain, President and CEO of Geneseo in a release. “We know Bluebird and the leadership team will leverage the splendid work accomplished by ColoHub and take its capabilities to new heights with excellent support for our customers—both current and future—in concert with Bluebird’s standards of integrity, accountability and adaptability.”

The acquisition marks Bluebird’s second data center, complimenting the company’s recent fiber network expansion throughout Illinois and Iowa.

In March 2020 the company acquired Illinois Network Alliance, an Illinois-based telecommunications company.

“In 2020, we expanded and densified our fiber network infrastructure across several territories throughout the Midwest,” adds Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Expanding our data center offerings, fortified now with a second facility, is part of our mission to empower businesses and offer a total communications solution.”

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