Consolidated Communications Launches Cloud Peer Connect

Solution provides dedicated, reliable connectivity to support critical cloud traffic

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| Source: Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.

MATTOON, Ill., June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of Cloud Peer Connect, a connectivity solution that provides Consolidated’s business customers direct, private access to major cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

Cloud Peer Connect provides the necessary bandwidth and reliability to support cloud-based applications, ensuring critical cloud-based workloads get the network performance they require to improve business productivity.

“Consolidated’s Cloud Peer Connect provides greater benefits for businesses accessing their critical cloud applications and services,” said Doug Abolt, vice president of commercial product management at Consolidated Communications. “Cloud Peer Connect allows for enhanced network performance with dedicated connections and diverse routes, meaning cloud traffic does not compete with less critical web traffic. The solution also provides for greater security as dedicated cloud traffic does not travel over the public Internet.”

Consolidated’s Cloud Peer Connect includes an Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC), connecting to Consolidated’s nearest point of presence (PoP), and a virtual cross connect (VXC), providing a direct connection from Consolidated’s PoP to the cloud service provider, bypassing the public Internet.

Backed by the experienced teams at Consolidated Communications, Cloud Peer Connect enables high caliber network performance by leveraging Consolidated’s diverse and redundant national fiber network, ensuring maximum uptime for critical path applications and services.

Learn more about Cloud Peer Connect at www.consolidated.com/business/medium-enterprise/data-networking/cloud-peer-connect.

About Consolidated Communications 
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area.  Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul.  Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

Contact:
Chastity Valvick, Consolidated Communications
507-387-1866, chastity.valvick@consolidated.com