Consolidated Communications isn't afraid to make a deal to purchase another company, especially if that service provider can help it bolster its network footprint.
Consolidated Communications' carrier division came off a successful year, building out fiber to a large number of wireless operator towers in its footprint, but pricing remains a challenge.
A residential or business customer's wireline service experience is influenced by three factors of an operator's network performance: latency, throughput and availability.
How do top U.S. carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Consolidated Communications compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
Consolidated is moving through a time of transition as it purchased Champaign Telephone Company to increase its footprint while selling its rural ILEC company in Iowa to Premier Communications and Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association.
Consolidated Communications is acquiring Champaign-Urbana, Ill., area Champaign Telephone Company and its sister company, Big Broadband Services, a private business communications provider, for $13 million, deepening its fiber and on-net fiber building reach.
Consolidated Communications is staying on pace with cable in the broadband race. Speaking to investors during its fourth quarter earnings call, Bob Udell, president and CEO, said that 89 percent of its customers have access to 20 Mbps, while another 42 percent can get 100 Mbps or higher.
Consolidated Communications is maintaining its focus on broadband and business services as well as its expansion of metro Ethernet services and new fiber to the tower (FTTT) sites. But revenue increases from these initiatives during the company's fourth quarter may have been dragged down somewhat by continuing declines in voice services and network access revenues as well as subsidies.
How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
Consolidated Communications is aware that the ongoing growth in broadband consumption will lend itself to a usage-based or metered model, but it won't make its move until it sees how other service providers offer such a service structure.