Consolidated Communications

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CenturyLink, Frontier lead new special access coalition targeting BDS proposal

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a group of service providers have formed the "Invest in Broadband for America" coalition as the latest effort to encourage FCC to reconsider its business data services proposal.

Consolidated Communications completes CTC acquisition, adds 310 lit fiber buildings to network

Consolidated Communications has wrapped its acquisition of Champaign Telephone Company (CTC), enhancing its on-net building footprint and overall fiber route miles to address additional business and wholesale opportunities.

Consolidated uses M&A to further fiber network footprint, respond to business, wholesale opportunities

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.

For Consolidated, wireless tower backhaul opportunities remain, but price compression a challenge

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.

How CenturyLink, Verizon network performance stacked up in Q1

A residential or business customer's wireline service experience is influenced by three factors of an operator's network performance: latency, throughput and availability.

AT&T, Consolidated, Verizon put to the test on network latency, throughput, 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's Q1 asset maneuvers boost its fiber migration strategy

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 acquires CTC for $13M, enhances fiber, on-net building reach

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 makes 100 Mbps, greater speeds available to 42% of customer base

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's business, broadband services help it beat Q4 estimates, offset voice, video declines

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.