Sep 24, 2018

Consolidated Communications Expands Fiber Network and Broadband Services to Willis, Texas

Residents now have access to 1 Gig Internet Speeds, competitive broadband services
Businesses to benefit from wide range of fiber-based communication solutions

WILLIS, Texas, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, is bringing faster broadband speeds to residents and businesses in Montgomery County thanks to a new fiber build to Willis,Texas, located north of Houston.

Consolidated’s fiber expansion brings 1 Gig broadband speeds to residents of the new Woodland Hills subdivision and the budding downtown Willis business district. The two-year fiber build is on schedule to be completed this year.

The new, 65-mile fiber build runs through the Woodland Hills community and into the downtown business district. Over the next ten years, more than 4,500 homes are anticipated to be added in the area, and all will have access to high-speed broadband services available through Consolidated Communications.

“Willis is a growing community and Consolidated Communications is pleased to invest in the broadband infrastructure that will enable Willis to continue to thrive and be a great community to live, work and play,” said Rob Koester, vice president, consumer product management for Consolidated Communications. “Residents and business owners have been clamoring for more robust broadband services, and we are excited to bring the fastest speeds and new, expanded services to Willis.”

“We are excited to bring the latest fiber technology from Consolidated Communications to our residents as a service option,” said Heath Melton, vice president, master planned communities residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “With this new exclusive technology, The Woodlands Hills continues to offer the best in service providers, amenities and new homes for residents to enjoy in this wholesome community.”

Model homes in the new community already have VoIP and TV services installed.  Consolidated's fiber network offers unique advantages, including redundant pathway for the ultimate in reliability.  Business services include: SD-WAN, Data Networking, Voice, Cloud Services and Managed and Hosted Services. To find out more about Consolidated services, visit www.consolidated.com or call 844-YOUR-CCI.

About Consolidated Communications 
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 23-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

Contacts
Jennifer Spaude, Consolidated Communications
507-386-3765, Jennifer.spaude@consolidated.com