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Consolidated Communications Earns "All Fiber" Certification from the Fiber Broadband Association

Certification demonstrates proven commitment to future-proof fiber connectivity

MATTOON, Ill., - Aug. 23, 2023Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) received the Fiber Broadband Association’s All Fiber Certification during Fiber Connect 2023. The company was recognized for ensuring its customers can access the fastest, most reliable broadband connectivity available. The All Fiber Certification is available to Fiber Broadband Association members who demonstrate a high-level of strategic commitment to fiber deployment by ensuring 90% or more of their networks rely on fiber optic infrastructure.

“Service providers, like Consolidated, are leveraging fiber to connect their communities and customers to high-quality internet and digital services that will support broadband needs for decades to come,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO at the Fiber Broadband Association. “I congratulate Consolidated on its certification. The more All Fiber service providers we celebrate, the closer we get to providing reliable connectivity to every corner of North America and closing the digital equity gap forever.”

Consolidated is building fiber throughout its service area, reaching 1 million passings earlier this year. Through company investment and public-private partnerships, Consolidated is delivering symmetrical, multi-gigabit fiber to some of the hardest to reach, rural locations in its 20-plus state service area.

“Wiring rural America with fiber is hard work,” said Gaurav Juneja, president of Consumer for Consolidated. “However, the benefits of fiber broadband to rural America will not be fully realized until the last mile and network is built, and this requires unwavering commitment.  We appreciate this recognition of our ongoing work and commitment to deliver fiber broadband to our communities.”

To learn more about the Fiber Broadband Association’s All Fiber Certification, please visit To review the entire list of certified network operators, please visit


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.

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

Press Contacts:
Nicole Elton, Consolidated Communications

Ashley Schulte
Connect2 Communications for the Fiber Broadband Association



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