New NY Broadband Funding Winners Include Frontier, Windstream, TDS, Hughes, Others

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While Verizon’s $82 million funding was the big news from the recent New NY broadband funding announcement, other carriers also received funding for rural New York – including Frontier, Hughes Network Systems, TDS Telecom, Windstream and numerous smaller carriers. Funding also went to Fairpoint Communications,...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Launches On-site Secure

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MATTOON, Ill. – Jan. 29, 2018 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of On-site Secure, a fully-managed, highly-available security offering that addresses the most sophisticated security threats with industry-leading technology. Consolidated’s On-site Secure uniquely integrates...Learn More

Consolidated Adds Fubo to Video Lineup

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MATTOON, Ill. – Dec. 21, 2017 – Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has reached a first-ever agreement with fuboTV, the leading sports-first live streaming TV service, to bring its robust content line-up to Consolidated Communications’ customers. fuboTV is one of...Learn More

RiverStreet Networks Adds Consolidated’s Virginia Network Assets, Pursues Regional Broadband Cooperative

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RiverStreet Networks, based in North Carolina, is growing again, thanks to Consolidated Communications, who is selling their Virginia network assets to the company. RiverStreet, a business unit of Wilkes Communications, has agreed to buy Peoples Mutual Telephone Company in an all cash transaction. Peoples is...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Now Offers TV Streaming in the Spanish Language

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CONROE, Texas – July 21, 2017 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading business and broadband communications provider, announces the launch of VEMOX™, an Olympusat, Inc., product. VEMOX™ is an Internet-based streaming video service entirely in Spanish that only requires a high-speed Internet...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Achieves MEF CE 2.0 Certification

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MATTOON, Ill. – Aug. 2, 2017 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, announced today that it has achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification, the stringent requirements set by MEF, the global body that oversees standards for carrier grade, interoperable Ethernet services....Learn More

Consolidated CCI All Access App Supports 100 TV Everywhere Channels and OTT Content

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Consolidated Communications has launched a new TV app, dubbed CCI All Access, to support the company’s TV Everywhere offering. The CCI All Access app lets Consolidated Digital TV subscribers watch content on Apple and Android devices. The app is free for Consolidated Digital TV subscribers...Learn More

Long Independence Day Holiday Weekend Yields Closing of Multiple Fiber Acquisition Deals

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Not everyone got an opportunity at a long holiday weekend earlier this week. Multiple fiber acquisition deals valued at over $2 billion closed on Monday July 3rd, including Consolidated-FairPoint and Uniti-Southern Light/Hunt. Consolidated’s $1.3 billion purchase of FairPoint will create a top ten fiber provider...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Completes FairPoint Acquisition

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July 3, 2017 — Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) announced today it has completed its acquisition of FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP), an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion including debt and based on present equity value. The merger further positions the company...Learn More

Consolidated FairPoint Merger Gains All Approvals, Closing Set for July 3rd

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The Consolidated FairPoint merger has received all necessary regulatory approvals in the remaining 17 states impacted by the transaction. All federal regulatory approvals have been issued as well, paving the way for the deal to close next week, on July 3rd, the company announced. Both...Learn More

CEO: Consolidated Fairpoint Opportunities Include Fios Gigabit Upgrades

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Gigabit service could be coming to Fios fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) markets in northern New England when Consolidated Communications acquisition of Fairpoint Communications is completed, said Consolidated CEO Bob Udell yesterday. Although he cited a range of Consolidated Fairpoint opportunities, the possibility of upgrading the Fios markets...Learn More

Consolidated FairPoint Roadmap: 15 Mbps Capable Connections Will Be Upgraded First

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Consolidated Communications hopes to complete its acquisition of FairPoint in mid-summer, said Consolidated CEO Bob Udell yesterday. When that occurs, a Consolidated FairPoint roadmap will prioritize upgrading broadband lines currently capable of supporting speeds of 15 Mbps to support 20-100 Mbps, Udell told attendees at...Learn More

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