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Consolidated Communications Powers Hacker Lab’s New Location with the Fastest Broadband Service

Renewed partnership helping drive economic development, entrepreneurship in Sacramento Area                                                                                                         

Sacramento, Calif. – May 28, 2019Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) a leading broadband and business communications provider, announced a renewed partnership with Hacker Lab, a coworking and makerspace, based in Sacramento.

Consolidated Communications, Inc. has been the broadband provider for the startup incubator and makerspace since 2014 and is now providing 1 Gig broadband connectivity through CCI’s Fiber+ network to innovators and makers at Hacker Lab’s new location. The new location, at 2533 R Street in Midtown, has 50 percent more space and more variety in usable space, including rentable retail display shelves, enhanced coworking and event spaces, and better conditions for laser cutters.

“We are very pleased to continue working with Hacker Lab,” said Haavard Sterri, senior director of marketing at Consolidated Communications. “At CCI, we work to empower entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators of all kinds through our broadband and communications services. Great ideas need the support of reliable technology and connections, and that’s what we aim to provide to Hacker Lab and our community.”

Consolidated’s new fiber connection, which went live in early May, is already providing reliable high-speed connections to startups who call Hacker Lab home.

“Dependable, high-bandwidth internet is critical to the success of entrepreneurs and startups,” said Eric Ulrich, co-founder of Hacker Lab. “Consolidated’s 1 Gig service enables us to deliver on our promise to drive economic and workforce development through innovation. Our new location gives us more space and opportunity to allow our creative, technology-minded community to build their next new idea.”

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 for more information.

About Hacker Lab

Hacker Lab believes that technology can change the world by educating folks and supporting startups with community driven resources. Hacker Lab offers coworking and maker space for students, professionals and hobbyists; EDU courses and meet-up space for technology, fabrication, design and startups; and community mentorship for startups, engineers and designers. 

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