Consolidated Communications upgrades speeds to 365,000 homes and businesses

Some 2,000 Belfast area customers upgraded this year
Nov 06, 2018

Portland — Consolidated Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) has announced that more than 365,000 residents and businesses across Northern New England now have faster broadband speeds as the company works to upgrade 500,000 total customer locations this year.

“We made a commitment to increase broadband speeds throughout Northern New England and we’re on track to complete these upgrades to 500,000 homes and small businesses by the end of 2018,” said Bob Udell, president and chief executive officer. “We’re working hard to bring faster speeds and new products and services to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and we’re also making great strides to improve network reliability and stability.”

According to Rob Koester, vice president of product management, consumer services, more than 2,000 customer locations in the Belfast area have been upgraded this year. "Actual speeds and availability will vary," Koester said. "We encourage customers to visit to check their specific location."

Consolidated Communications has made delivering faster broadband speeds a top priority, according to a press release issued by the company. Residents and small businesses across Northern New England will be able to get speeds two to three times faster than those previously available. Additionally, consumers now have access to the latest, on-demand streaming content, including HBO Now®, DIRECTV NowSM, and fuboTV. The company’s center enables customers to place new orders and upgrade services online.

New services for businesses include Consolidated’s Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation (DDoS), a solution that monitors, detects and mitigates the most complex DDoS attacks; SD-WAN, a software-based network technology that provides a simplified management and automation of WAN connections; BusinessOne, a high-speed data and voice solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses; MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) offering businesses fast, flexible, and secure data transmission for their WAN needs and Cloud Peer Connect, direct, private access to major application service providers.




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