Consolidated Communications Expands Commercial Services to Dallas/Fort Worth Market

Company to Begin Connecting New Commercial Customers to Existing 30,000-Mile Carrier-Class Fiber Network in January 2014

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| Source: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.

MATTOON, Ill., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications, a leading provider of commercial and residential communications services today announced the expansion of its enterprise and commercial services into the Dallas/Fort Worth market. As a facility based, carrier-grade service provider, the company currently owns 30,000 fiber miles of network in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, which has been used to serve its wholesale and carrier customers to date. Beginning in January, the company will begin offering this fully redundant fiber network to enterprise customers, where nearly 10,000 businesses have been pre-qualified as on or near to the network.

"We are thrilled to begin offering carrier grade commercial services in the Dallas/Fort Worth market," said Bob Udell, president and chief operating officer. "We have long history of delivering both reliable, high quality communication solutions and superior customer service to businesses."

Consolidated's fiber network offers unique advantages over a traditional telecommunications provider, including redundant pathway for the ultimate in reliability. Services include:

  • Dedicated internet access
  • Voice services including SIP and PRI
  • Hosted IPBX
  • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Managed Services/Disaster Recovery/Colocation

"We are committed to being the easiest communications company to work with," said Dallas Sales Manager Chris Milligan. "We can react to our customer's needs faster with experienced, local account executives, sales engineers and customer service.

"We don't follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Our solutions can be customized to meet the unique needs of each business, and they are scalable, so we can support and grow with our customers."

The company currently operates commercial and residential services in the greater Houston, Texas area, as well as Illinois, California, Kansas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.

Interested businesses may contact local Sales Manager Chris Milligan at 469.515.1515 or chris.milligan@consolidated.com.

About Consolidated Communications

Founded more than a century ago, Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq:CNSL) is a family of companies providing advanced communications services to both residential and business customers in California, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania. Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of services over its technologically advanced IP-based network, including local and long distance telephone, high-speed Internet access and Digital TV.

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