DERRY, N.H., May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) today announced the company is launching 1 Gig broadband services to nearly 10,000 Derry, N.H., residents and small businesses. The enhanced service will use the company’s new Fiber–To-The-Premises (FTTP) technology and will significantly increase the town’s broadband speeds and on-demand capabilities.

“We’ve revved up our Internet service for Derry and are excited to bring users among the fastest qualified speeds in the nation,” said Rob Koester, vice president of consumer product management at Consolidated Communications. “1 Gig broadband Internet access will deliver a wider selection of services and programming, and also has the potential to transform the quality of Derry residents’ lives. It will give residents the speeds they need to enjoy the latest in streaming video applications or virtual reality and help businesses more efficiently access the cloud. We’re thrilled to deliver all of these benefits and more by improving the broadband experience for this community.”

Fiber Internet services offer faster, highly reliable, broadband connectivity that gives customers symmetrical speeds and the ability to connect multiple devices without sacrificing speed. Fiber also supports gaming and uploading high-resolution photos with minimal buffering or waiting. It also allows people to work from home using a reliable connection that supports remote access and video conferencing, to create and upload high-bandwidth content and to take advantage of smart-home devices.

“The Town of Derry Planning and Economic Development offices are very pleased that Consolidated Communications has increased Internet speeds to 1 Gig,” said Elizabeth Robidoux, Planning & Economic Development Assistant for the Town of Derry. “The upgrade will allow business owners to provide services more efficiently, and give both business and residential customers the benefit of faster online transactions.”

Derry customers now have access to the latest, on-demand streaming content, including HBO NOW®, DIRECTV NowSM, fuboTV and Philo. They also may use the company’s MyCCIAccount.com portal to place new orders and upgrade services online.

Last year, the company completed a significant broadband upgrade project delivering faster speeds to 500,000 residents and small businesses throughout Northern New England. Upgraded homes and businesses are now able to get speeds two to three times faster than what was previously available. Customers can read more about the company’s progress in Northern New England by visiting its Progress webpage.  

Residential and small business customers can check online to see if Consolidated Communications Gigabit broadband services are available at their address.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Visit www.consolidated.com for more information.

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