Profile: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (CNSL.O)
8 Dec 2017
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., incorporated on March 22, 2002, is a holding company with operating subsidiaries that provide integrated communications services in consumer, commercial and carrier channels in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The Company operates as both an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) and a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) dependent upon the territory served. The Company provides a range of services and products that include local and long-distance service, broadband Internet access, video services, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), private line services, carrier grade access services, network capacity services over its regional fiber optic networks, cloud data services, data center and managed services, directory publishing, equipment sales and cloud data services. The Company markets services to its residential customers either individually or as a bundled package.
The Company provides services to a range of commercial customers from sole proprietors and other small businesses to multi-location corporations and telecommunications carriers. Its business suite of services includes local and long-distance calling plans, hosted voice services using cloud network servers, the added capacity for multiple phone lines, online back-up and business directory listings. For businesses, the Company offers data services, including Internet access through its Metro Ethernet network. Wide Area Network (WAN) products include point-to-point and multi-point deployments from 2.5 megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).
Commercial and Carrier
The Company provides a range of business communication services to small, medium and large business customers, including many services over its fiber network. The services it offers include scalable broadband Internet access and VoIP phone services, which range from basic service plans to virtual hosted systems. The package bundles local service, calling features, Internet protocol (IP) business telephones and unified messaging, which integrates multiple messaging technologies into a single system and allows the customer to receive and listen to voice messages through e-mail. In addition to Internet and VoIP services, the Company also offer a range of commercial data connectivity services in select markets, including private line, WAN and Ethernet services to provide high bandwidth connectivity across point-to-point and multiple site networks. It has a suite of cloud-based services, which includes a hosted unified communications solution that replaces the customer's on-site phone systems and data networks, managed network security services and data protection services. It also offers wholesale services to regional and national interexchange and wireless carriers, including cellular backhaul, dark fiber and other fiber transport solutions with speeds approximately 100 Gbps. Its voice services include basic local phone and long-distance service packages for business customers. The plans include options for voicemail, conference calling, linking multiple office locations and other custom calling features, such as caller identification (ID), call forwarding, speed dialing and call waiting.
Its broadband services include revenue from residential customers for subscriptions to its VoIP, data and video products. It offers Internet access at speeds of over one Gbps, depending on the nature of the network facilities that are available, the level of service selected and the location. Its data service plans also include wireless Internet access, e-mail and Internet security and protection. Its VoIP digital phone service is also available in certain markets as an alternative to the traditional telephone line. It offers multiple voice service plans with customizable calling features and voicemail. Depending on geographic market availability, its video services range from limited basic service to advanced digital television, which includes several plans each with hundreds of local, national and music channels, including premium and pay-per-view channels, as well as video on-demand service. Its Whole Home DVR allows customers the ability to watch recorded shows on any television in the house, record multiple shows at one time and utilize an intuitive on-screen guide and user interface. Video subscribers also have access to its TV Everywhere service, which allows subscriber access to full episodes of available shows, movies and live streams using a computer or mobile device. It offers different basic local phone service packages and long-distance calling plans, including unlimited flat-rate calling plans. The plans include options for voicemail and other custom calling features, such as caller ID, call forwarding and call waiting.
Equipment Sales and Service
As an equipment integrator, the Company offers network design, implementation and support services, including maintenance contracts, in order to provide integrated communication solutions for its customers. It sells telecommunications equipment, such as key, Private Branch Exchange (PBX), IP-based telephone systems and other hardware solutions, and offers support services to medium and large business customers. It provides integrated communication solutions to its customers.
Network Access Services
The Company's network access services include interstate and intrastate switched access, network special access services and end user access. It offers switched access services to other communications carriers to terminate or originate long-distance calls on its network. Special access circuits provide lines and trunks to business customers and interexchange carriers.
The Company competes with AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Google, Mediacom, Armstrong, Suddenlink and NewWave communications.
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc
121 S 17th St
MATTOON IL 61938-3915
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Consolidated Communications agrees to sell its Virginia Properties
- BRIEF-Consolidated Communications elects former CEO as non-executive chairman of board
- BRIEF-Consolidated Communications reports Q3 GAAP loss per share $0.41
- BRIEF-Consolidated Communications Q2 adjusted EPS $0.16
- BRIEF-Consolidated Communications completes Fairpoint acquisition