Consolidated Communications Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Ohio Assets
MATTOON, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) (“Company”) has entered into an agreement to sell its Ohio assets to Middle Point Home Telephone Company (MPH), a subsidiary of Hanson Communications, Inc. Asset Selling aligns with the Company’s Strategic Asset Review and focuses on its core broadband regions.
Consolidated’s Ohio operations generated approximately $ 9 million in revenue in fiscal 2020 and include approximately 4,000 access lines and 3,900 Internet connections. Closing of this deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals, which are expected to be finalized by the end of the year. The Company will provide more information on this sale during its third quarter 2021 earnings call.
“Our family is very excited to enter into this agreement and expand our service area in Ohio, ”said Bruce Hanson, Treasurer and Owner of the Hanson Communications Family Business. “We look forward to serving these customers and expect a smooth transition to closing. ”
About consolidated communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to advancing people, businesses and communities by providing the latest reliable communications solutions. Consolidated consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers depend on Consolidated for a wide range of high-speed Internet, data, telephony, security, cloud and wholesale solutions. With a network spanning nearly 50,000 kilometers of fiber route, Consolidated is one of the top 10 fiber providers in the United States, turning technology into solutions backed by exceptional customer support. Learn more at consolidated.com. Connect with us on social media.
About Hanson Communications
Hanson Communications, Inc. is a family-owned telecommunications company, founded in 1951. Hanson has more than 10,000 access lines, 15,000 Internet connections and 5,500 TV connections.
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