Consolidated Communications

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Consolidated serves up UC, cloud services for Sacramento, Dallas business customers

Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets.

AT&T takes $427M in CAF II funding, sets plan to bring wireline, wireless broadband to 18 states

AT&T has joined fellow Tier 1 telco CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications and others in accepting $427 million annually in phase two of the FCC Connect America Fund (CAF-II) program, allowing it reach 2.2 million rural locations in 18 of the 21 states in its operating territory with broadband services.

Consolidated's Childers says 80 percent of revenue comes from business, broadband services

Consolidated Communications is seeing the fruits of its ongoing transformation from another Tier 2 provider of voice to a next-gen IP service provider, with a senior executive saying that 80 percent of its revenue comes from broadband and business services.

FCC approves four Connect America Fund projects totaling $11.2M

The FCC has approved four Connect America Fund projects that will receive $11.2 million in funding to deliver broadband services to thousands of consumers in rural areas in five states. The funding is a small component of an overall offering of nearly $1.7 billion that has been paid to carriers as part of the Connect America initiative.

Consolidated's Udell: Over 50% of our customers can get 100 Mbps broadband speeds

Consolidated Communications may be an advocate of fiber-based 1 Gbps broadband, but in the near-term it continues to see rapid subscriber uptake for existing speed tiers, particularly 100 Mbps.

Enventis, Consolidated Communications marriage complete as brands unify under one name

Consolidated will now begin doing business in the markets it entered through its acquisition of Enventis, an independent telco formerly known HickoryTech, under the Consolidated Communications brand.

Broadband providers' 1 Gig rollouts drive consumer 'halo effect' in speed tiers

A 1 Gbps FTTH service may be enticing in terms of the nearly ubiquitous speed it provides, but it's hardly a fit for most consumers. Instead, a number of ILECs--including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS Telecom--are finding that their 1 Gbps buildouts are creating a broadband "halo effect."

Consolidated brings 1 Gbps broadband service to Texas

Consolidated Communications is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps FTTH expansion effort, announcing that it launched the service for residents across its existing fiber network in the Houston area market.

Consolidated's Childers: Our future M&A activity will focus on regional fiber providers, cable assets

Consolidated Communications may still be into its two-year integration of Enventis, but the service provider is not going to rule out other deals if they could provide complementary footprint or reach that would enhance its business and wholesale service capabilities.

Consolidated's Udell: 'we win back' Google Fiber customers with high-touch service

Consolidated Communications is aware that Google Fiber is a formidable broadband service provider, including the markets where it also offers 1 Gbps broadband, but the century-old telco says that what differentiates them from their new competitor is customer service.