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Illinois Residents: Sign Up to Be the First to Experience Fidium Fiber, the All-New Gig-speed Internet from Consolidated Communications

New Fidium Fiber Internet will Reach 20,000 Homes in Christian, Coles, Effingham and Shelby Counties with No Contracts, No Data Caps, No Bundles

MATTOON, Ill. — April 21, 2022 — With speeds 10 times faster than the national average,[i] FidiumSM, a new gigabit broadband internet service from Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), is primed to give Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Litchfield and Taylorville residents a speedier, more user-centric internet experience.

Residents can sign up now to be first on the list when Fidium lights up in more than 8,700 homes next month. An additional 12,000 area homes are expected to have access to Fidium by the end of the year. At a time when only 21.4% of Illinois residents have access to fiber optic internet,[ii] Fidium’s arrival stands to vastly improve local quality of life and economic outlooks for thousands in the area.

“Reliable, high speed internet featuring gigabit fiber is as important in the recruitment and retention of businesses as financial incentives, a skilled workforce, and prime real estate,” said Angela Griffin, president of Coles Together, the economic development organization for Coles County. “Consolidated’s investment in our communities allows businesses to reliably interact with their customers, vendors, and employees at locations across the globe. It also supports the recruitment of high-tech jobs that pay higher wages creating opportunities for the people who live here.”

“High-speed, reliable internet drives economic, educational and quality of life benefits for communities,” said Ed Dowd, executive director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. “Mattoon is grateful for Consolidated’s continued investment in our broadband infrastructure. I’m excited that Mattoon residents and businesses will benefit from Fidium, Consolidated’s new future-proof, gigabit fiber internet service.”

“Fidium is the future of Consolidated’s consumer fiber internet service and we’re proud to now offer it at a competitive price point to customers in our home state of Illinois,” said Tom White, chief technology officer for Consolidated Communications. “Fidium’s reimagined customer experience includes more choice, control and personalization, but most importantly Fidium delivers the ultra-fast fiber internet speeds that customers need. Especially in rural areas where gigabit fiber internet speeds have previously been unavailable, Fidium marks an important new service that will transform the way people live, work and learn from home.”

Fidium was created to give customers exactly what they want (like straightforward plans and pricing with superfast speeds) and nothing they don’t (like shared bandwidth, data caps, contracts, hidden fees and required bundles).

Symmetrical gig-speed fiber internet is available for $70 per month, including installation and whole-home WiFi. Fidium customers will get the best experience with the Attune WiFi whole-home management app, which provides speed tests and a host of options to help families stay safe online. Attune lets you see what devices are connected to your network; limit content for age-appropriate usage; and set controls on network use based on time of day. High-speed fiber plans start at just $35 per month.

Every Fidium Fiber internet plan offers:

  • Simple, affordable pricing ($70 per month for Gig service) that includes WiFi equipment and installation, with no required bundles, no data caps and no contract;
  • An intelligent whole-home mesh WiFi experience that starts with a top-rated WiFi 6 gateway and up to two extenders;
  • The Attune WiFi app, which offers new insights, more customization, more control and an unprecedented level of communication from your network and your smart home devices; 
  • Easy, hassle-free installation on your schedule with text updates and two-hour appointment windows;
  •  Intuitive customer portal with self-service options;
  • Real time, proactive network monitoring to solve issues remotely before customers even know they are happening; and
  • Premium technical support provided by experienced, compassionate team members.  

In addition to bringing Fidium to customers across eight states this year, Consolidated will build more than 400,000 fiber connections to homes and businesses.

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About Fidium Fiber

Fidium Fiber is a customer-centered, consumer fiber broadband service offering symmetrical multi-gig speeds and exceptional service. Fidium is available in California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont with new locations available daily. Fidium is a brand from Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL). Consolidated is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across a 20-plus state service area. Learn more at

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