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Consolidated Communications Delivering New Gigabit Fiber Internet in North Mankato, Minn.

Highly competitive, fiber broadband services available to residents and small businesses                                                                                                                 

Mankato, Minn. – July 6, 2021Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a longtime local and top 10 U.S. fiber provider, is bringing symmetrical, gigabit, fiber internet to nearly 1,900 residents and businesses in North Mankato, Minn., in the coming weeks. The network expansion is part of the company’s overall plan to upgrade more than 70% of its national service area to symmetrical, multi-gig speeds by 2025.

The new fiber-to-the-premises internet network delivers reliable, high-speed connectivity with competitively priced plans starting at $35 per month and serving a wide range of needs. All residential plans, including symmetrical 1-gig service, include equipment and installation at no additional cost and a one-year price lock with no contract required.

“We’re thrilled to deliver some of the fastest internet speeds in the country, and as a result, create new opportunities, drive economic development and improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in our community,” said Jennifer Spaude, senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at Consolidated Communications.

Fiber networks provide dependable connections supporting video conferencing for remote workers and learners; allowing the creation and uploading of high-bandwidth content; enabling easy use of smart-home devices, and streaming and gaming without interruption. In addition, with an always-on, dedicated connection, Consolidated customers benefit from full bandwidth utilization and no throttling, even during peak hours, with no data caps.

“We are fortunate to have Consolidated Communications investing in and future proofing our local broadband infrastructure which is absolutely critical to accelerating economic growth, providing educational opportunities, jobs, entertainment and more,” said Mark Dehen, mayor of North Mankato.

Residents can visit or call 1-888-598-1785 to learn more about Consolidated’s new gigabit fiber internet and pre-register for service. Business owners can visit to learn more about fiber at work.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to moving people, businesses and communities forward by delivering the latest reliable communications solutions. Consumers, businesses and wireless and wireline carriers depend on Consolidated for a wide range of high-speed internet, data, phone, security, cloud and wholesale carrier solutions. With a network spanning nearly 50,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated is a top 10 U.S. fiber provider, turning technology into solutions that are backed by exceptional customer support. Learn more at Connect with us on social media.

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