Ellensburg, Wa. – July 28, 2022, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a top-10 fiber
provider, has begun construction on the company’s symmetrical, gigabit, fiber internet network that will
serve 3,000 homes and businesses in Ellensburg, Washington by the end of 2022.

Consolidated’s new fiber service will deliver speeds up to 2 gig (2,000 Mbps), nearly 12 times faster than
average speeds in Ellensburg. Fiber internet handles more devices and more data with consistently
higher speeds, lower latency and superior reliability. Fiber also provides symmetrical speeds, meaning
the same upload and download speeds, to ensure customers can upload videos as easily as they can
stream videos.