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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Apr. 29, 2016
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, 2016  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   50,654,989
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1