Consolidated Communications Participates in Light Reading's Gigabit Cities Live 2015 Event

MATTOON, Ill., May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq:CNSL) announced today that it will participate in Light Reading's Gigabit Cities Live event May 13-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob Koester, senior director of consumer products at Consolidated Communications, will participate in the panel "Lessons Learned from Operators: How Fiber Transforms Communities" on Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. ET.

Over its 120-year history, Consolidated Communications has successfully transformed itself into a leading broadband and business provider. Currently operating in 11 states, the company announced its first 1-Gig residential offering in Kansas City in late 2014, followed by additional markets in early 2015.

Gigabit Cities Live is designed for all stakeholders in the gigabit city ecosystem – including city/municipal leaders, economic development agencies, anchor institutions, network operators, technology innovators, application developers and more. This event will examine best practices, explore private/public partnership frameworks, analyze the unique needs of cities and regions, and highlight the most effective business models for any company and any community – large and small, public and private, rural and suburban.

For more information on the Gigabit Cities Live event, visit

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About Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq:CNSL) is a leading communications provider within its eleven state operations. Headquartered in Mattoon, IL, the Company has been providing services in many of its markets for over a century. The Company leverages its advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers to offer a wide range of communications services, including data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at

CONTACT: Anne Chacon Communications Manager Consolidated Communications 916.786.1235

Source:Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.