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Consolidated Communications Expands Gigabit Fiber Internet Network in Texas Communities of Conroe, Katy and Lufkin

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Upgrades are part of company’s five-year fiber expansion plan that will deliver symmetrical gigabit fiber services to thousands of new Texas locations by 2025

As part of the company’s five-year plan to expand its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is actively upgrading broadband services in its Conroe, Katy and Lufkin service areas. This large-scale investment will connect more customers and small businesses and enable faster, highly reliable multi-Gig speeds.

When the five-year project is completed, more than 80% of the company’s Texas locations will be fiber capable allowing customers to easily work and learn remotely, create and upload high-bandwidth content, connect multiple smart-home devices without latency and more. For 2021, planned fiber builds to 35,000 of the total new locations are well underway with Gigabit services already available in some areas.

Consumers can also sign up for video content available through one of Consolidated’s streaming partners with the flexibility to watch their favorite programs on any device. In addition, the company understands the importance of ensuring its customers can use the data they need to access critical services and never imposes data caps, throttle speeds or charges extra for heavy data users.

"We are connecting more people and working to deliver an even better Internet experience to our Texas customers," said Gabe Waggoner, executive vice president of operations at Consolidated. "Our network investments will be a boon to the local economy and allow us to offer future-proof broadband technology to individuals, families and small businesses."

Last December, Consolidated announced plans to upgrade more than 70% of its service footprint to symmetrical, multi-Gig speeds over the next five years. Network builds are also underway in California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Vermont.

For more information on fiber services in Conroe, Katy and Lufkin, visit consolidated.com/FiberLife.

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 47,400 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications is a top-10 fiber provider in the U.S. offering 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.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005107/en/

Contacts

Shannon Sullivan, Consolidated Communications
603-656-1521, shannon.sullivan@consolidated.com

Jennifer Spaude, Consolidated Communications
507-386-3765, jennifer.spaude@consolidated.com