Consolidated Communications extends business services into Dallas-Fort Worth

Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL) is putting its Texas fiber network to work by expanding its enterprise and commercial services reach into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Such a move should not be all that surprising. The telco has already built out 30,000 fiber miles of network in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, which it uses to serve its wholesale and carrier customers.

Its move into this market is not based on a "build-it-and-they-will-come" mentality. Set to go live in January, the telco has already prequalified nearly 10,000 businesses that are on or near the fiber network.

Consolidated will deliver dedicated Internet access (DIA), IP-based voice services, WAN, and managed services.

Its expansion into Dallas and Fort Worth comes at a time when the service provider continues to see growth in fiber and copper-based Ethernet services.

During the third quarter, metro Ethernet revenues rose 40 percent year-over-year as it expanded the service to serve more of its growing business customer base.

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