Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Apr. 26, 2013
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001304421  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013  
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   40,113,018
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1