Consolidated Communications Internet
Consolidated is a Fiber and DSL Service Provider
current Consolidated Internet Deals
No Contract! 50 Mbps Internet from $35/mo for 12 mos. Or get 250 Mbps Internet for $60/mo for 12 months.
Fidium Fiber Internet 1 Gig (1000 Mbps) "Fidium" Internet $70/mo for 1 year. No Contract.
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications is a top ten internet service provider and top ten fiber provider serving customers in 23 states. They are headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois and employ more than 3,000 people. The company offers DSL internet, phone service and other services through it's Consolidated Communications brand and fiber internet service through it's Fidium brand.
Features of Consolidated Communications services include:
- 50 Mbps Internet for $35/month with a 1 year price guarantee, free installation, and no contract. In copper-line service areas, plans start at $33/month for 10 Mbps and $44 for 25 Mbps.
- In the fiber internet service area 1000 Mbps high speed Internet is available for $70/month with a 1 year price guarantee, free installation, and no contract. Or get 250 Mbps for $60.
- Plans include a Wifi Gateway with available extenders.
- No data caps.
- Monthly discounts for paperless billing and pre-authorized payments.
- Phone service available with national and international calling plans.
- Add Streaming TV packages through associated providers.
- 24/7 technical support. Available network support service that includes equipment lease, installation and provides support for inside wiring and connectivity issues.
Consolidated Communications Company Overview
Consolidated Communications was founded in 1894 as the Mattoon Telephone Company. Throughout the 20th century the company acquired smaller regional telephone companies and in 1997 changed their name to Consolidated Communications. They have continued to acquire smaller communications companies and slowly expanded their geographic footprint. Their acquisition of FairPoint Communications in 2017 brought the companies service footprint up to 23 states.
Consolidated Internet Service
Like many telecommunications providers, Consolidated has been slowly upgrading their network from copper-line to fiber-optic cable. The company has reportedly committed to completing this upgrade by 2025, but it is not yet complete and many areas still have slower and more technologically limiting copper-line infrastructure. For customers still not upgraded, pricing in your area will likely be higher and service more limited compared to areas with fully upgraded fiber internet.
Copper Line Internet Service
In areas that have not yet been upgraded to fiber internet, copper-line DSL service is available with speeds of up to 50 Mbps depending on the location. Phone service is also offered in areas served by Consolidated Communications.
Fidium Fiber Internet Service
The consolidated fiber network is currently sitting at nearly 50,000 route miles and the company has committed to installing fiber throughout it's network by 2025. Consolidated fiber is marketed under it's Fidium brand name and plans are offered with speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. Currently, their most comprehensive fiber footprint is in the northeast, including Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Consolidated Communications Internet Coverage
Consolidated internet service is offered mainly in the northeastern states of the U.S, but their service areas extends to select communities in 23 states. Find out if they provide their products and get pricing in your area by entering a zip code and service address into the Compare High Speed Internet form on this page. You may also visit our Internet Coverage Map to see which providers serve your particular community. If service is not available from Consolidated, it's very likely that other internet services are available for your search location.
They currently service communities in: Alabama (AL), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Illinois (IL), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Maine (ME), Massachusetts (MA), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), New Hampshire (NH), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), South Dakota (SD), Texas (TX), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA) and Wisconsin (WI).
Consolidated Communications Charges & Fees
In areas served by Consolidated fiber, service charges are limited to state taxes and fees as mandated by individual states. There are no service contracts and installation is free. Fees may be charged for additional services and equipment such as wireless extenders, or by adding TV to your consolidated services.
In areas served only by copper-line DSL, a one year contract is required and includes an early termination fee. Additional fees may include a Broadband Cost Recovery Fee of $2.97 per month, and a network care and equipment lease fee ranging from $6.95 to $11.95 per month. Speeds are not guaranteed and the average speed can be affected by network congestion and other technical limitations.