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Consolidated Communications sharing how fiber is key to rural town renaissance at Fiber Connect 2023

President of Consumer, Gaurav Juneja, will share how fiber internet changes the future in small towns

MATTOON, Ill. – Aug. 17, 2023 – Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) a leading fiber provider, announced Gaurav Juneja, president of Consolidated’s consumer business, will speak at the Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect 2023 on Aug. 22 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Juneja will host an Operator Light Talk entitled “How Fiber Disrupts Rural Communities,” illustrating Consolidated’s experience bringing fiber to small towns and the unlimited possibilities fiber enables for rural America.

Fiber Connect 2023 will explore “What Fiber Disrupts Next” and how fiber broadband serves as the enabling infrastructure to disrupt any market, including gaming, streaming entertainment, Internet of Things, precision agriculture, healthcare, machine learning, and augmented reality. The conference program includes pre-conference workshops, operator Light Talks, a C-Suite Summit, breakout sessions, and technical deep dives.

“We’re expecting more than 4,000 attendees at this year’s event. To support our continued conference growth, we are welcoming an impressive roster of speakers to present at Fiber Connect 2023,” said Joseph Jones “JJ,” Fiber Broadband Association Board Chair and President at On Trac, Inc. “This year’s speakers will present high-priority topics that will address existing challenges and uncover new opportunities for every member in the fiber broadband community, whether it is fiber network operators, mobile operators, co-ops, municipalities, or vendors.”

Juneja’s session will focus on Consolidated’s experience bringing fiber to rural communities, witnessing firsthand the economic, educational and entertainment benefits fiber internet delivers to residents, businesses and communities. Since 2018, Consolidated has built fiber to more than 80,000 underserved and unserved rural homes and businesses through its pioneering work in public-private partnerships. Earlier this year, the company announced it has built fiber to more than 1 million passings through its transformational fiber expansion work.

“I’m excited to share Consolidated’s views on the positive disruption fiber internet creates in rural communities,” said Juneja. “Our experience building more than 1 million fiber passings has given us a window to the new opportunities fiber enables for residents, small businesses, and communities. When you combine the ingenuity of small town residents with the best internet technology, the whole world opens up.”

About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association that represents the complete fiber ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, industry experts, and deployment specialists dedicated to the advancement of fiber broadband deployment and the pursuit of a world where communications are limitless, advancing quality of life and digital equity anywhere and everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers, communities, and policy makers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better fiber broadband networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build the critical infrastructure that provides the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. The Fiber Broadband Association is part of the Fibre Council Global Alliance, which is a platform of six global FTTH Councils in North America, LATAM, Europe, MEA, APAC, and South Africa. Learn more at

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to moving people, businesses and communities forward by delivering the most reliable fiber 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 more than 58,000 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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