Consolidated Communications High Speed Internet Provider


Consolidated Communications was formed on December 31, 2002, and provides Internet, phone and television serviceto customers in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Kansas and Missouri.

Since 2002, they have merged with a number of telecom companies, most recently acquiring SureWest Communications, serving the Sacramento and Kansas CIty areas, on July 2, 2012. They employ 1,700 people.

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Internet Service

Consolidated Communications offers Internet at a number of speeds, depending on your needs:

  • 3 Mbps: Casual user, checking email, surfing the Web, sharing photos
  • 6 Mbps: For the users that watch movies or engage in online gaming
  • 10 Mbps: If you have multiple users using the same connection
  • 20 Mbps: For the heavy Internet user

There are a number of features included with Internet service, including free access to online media networks, 10 email accounts, web space, a firewall, anti-spam technology, a wireless router and 24/7 technical support.

You can also purchase premium technical support for individual services or for a monthly subscription, which includes computer maintenance, security, software and hardware installation, home networking, printer set-up and digital camera and MP3 player use.

Television Service

Consolidated Communications offers offers television service they claim to be "entertaining, informative & educational." TV service from Consolidated is delivered through your phone line, like High-Speed Internet starting at $19.95/month.

They also offer a wireless connection that can free you from your cable outlet. Optional features include hundreds of local and national channels, including music channels, a program guide, parental controls, on demand service, premium channels, a DVR and free apps.

Business Tools

Consolidated offers a number of tools to help you run your businessthat include PC Security, online backup and sharing, web hosting, audio conferencing, paging, operator services, answering services and directory assistance. For more information about these business tools you can contact Consolidated Communications, at 1-800-500-9000.

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Phone Service

Offering both landline and digital phone services, Consolidated Communications can take care of your phone service needs. Landline phones work during power outages and have unlimited local calling, with optional features including caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding and voice mail.

Digital phone service has unlimited local and long distance calling, and offers ways to manage incoming calls. For more information call 1-866-989-2255.

Technology For Correctional Institutions

Since 1984, Consolidated Public Services has worked with correctional institutions in Illinois and Texas to provide reliable phone service with features including collect, prepaid, and debit calls, fraud protection, call and timing restrictions, call monitoring and recording and personal identification numbers. They claim their services help maintain inmate and family morale.

Consolidated Communications provides phone service for residences, businesses and correctional facilities across the U.S. If you think their services are right for you, visit their website for more information.

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Updated on: November 10, 2015

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