Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Oct. 23, 2012
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001304421  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2012  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   39,917,265
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3