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Consolidated Communications Gives $1,250 Donation to Bennington Project Independence

Employees select charitable organization to receive contribution in recognition of Company’s 125th anniversary

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Nov. 21, 2019Consolidated Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: CNSL) a leading broadband and business communications provider, has donated $1,250 to the Bennington Project Independence in celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary.

Consolidated is marking this milestone year by making special contributions each month to organizations across the country in its service areas. The gifts – selected by employees – are in addition to Company’s annual giving programs.

Jeff Austin, Consolidated Communications director of Legislative and Regulatory, holds the left-hand side of the check the Company presented to Bennington Project Independence, as Linda Wichlac, executive director of Bennington Project Independence, holds the other. Clients of the organization joined the check presentation ceremony.

“We’re pleased to make this special contribution to the Bennington Project Independence in recognition of Consolidated Communications’ 125 years of serving customers,” said Kate Rankin, corporate communications manager. “We have a strong tradition of giving back to organizations that are making a significant impact in the communities we serve. Our employees take to heart our company value of building stronger communities and we are proud to support the work of Bennington Project Independence.”

Bennington Project Independence is a not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive, cost-effective Adult Day Services for Vermont adults over age 18 who may face the challenges associated with aging and/or disability. Its mission is to encourage the vitality, health and well-being of older or disabled adults, enabling them to continue residing at home while supporting and providing respite to their families and caregivers.

“We, at Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, are truly honored to be selected as part of Consolidated Communications’ 125th anniversary celebration,” said Linda Wichlac, executive director of the organization. “We’d like to thank the employees for choosing us and are very grateful for the generous donation to our program. Consolidated Communications’ gift will help BPI provide comprehensive and innovative Adult Day Services for older people, younger adults with disabilities and their family caregivers throughout Bennington County.”

Throughout the year, Consolidated Communications employees will continue to select a different non-profit organization each month to receive this commemorative donation. The Company’s gift already has been awarded to nonprofits in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Florida, New York, Maine, Kansas and Texas.

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.

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