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Consolidated Communications Launches 1 Gig Residential Internet in Kansas City

The Wait is Over – 1 Gig Speed Now Available for KC-area Fiber Customers

November 17, 2014 –– As customers continue to increase their need for speed, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) announced today it is launching a 1 Gigabit Internet speed package. Consolidated Communications (CCI) will offer the 1 Gig service to all Kansas City fiber-to-the-home customers.

“Our customer’s expectation for a faster Internet connection to enable activities like home-based businesses, gaming and video streaming continues to grow,” said Michael Smith, chief marketing officer for Consolidated Communications. “The number of connected devices in the home is also growing exponentially; computers, phones, tablets, printers, game consoles and even appliances are all competing for bandwidth.”

In place since 2007, CCI’s existing fiber network has long had the capacity to both support these applications as well as offer 1 Gig speeds. “While the demand is still relatively low for a 1 Gig connection, this launch puts us ahead of the curve and lets our customers know that we have the products, services and bandwidth they need both today and tomorrow,” added Smith. 

CCI’s fiber Internet packages offer symmetrical services from 18 Mbps to 1 Gig. The new 1 Gig package is available for $69.95 per month with no construction or installation fees.

“We have the network, experience and people based right here in Kansas City to deliver the fastest, most reliable, high quality service,” said Smith. “Just recently, we upgraded most Kansas City area customers here to a minimum of 18 Mbps at no additional charge. This upgrade and our launch of the 1 Gig service demonstrates our commitment to delivering on our customer’s expectations and being the local provider of choice.” 


About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services over an expanded fiber optic network.  Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Data, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at

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