Consolidated Communications to Expand Fiber Network in Des Moines, IA Metro Area

URBANDALE, IA — Consolidated Communications, a leading broadband and business communications provider, will build out its fiber network in Des Moines, Iowa. Consolidated is building 17 inner-city fiber miles to connect businesses between northeast Des Moines and southern Ankeny giving companies a competitive edge in having the fastest, high-performance network and advanced, communication solutions. The first phase of the $1.7 Million USD fiber expansion project is due to be completed in summer of this year with new services being available in June.

This fiber build extends Gigabit speeds to more than 1,200 local, businesses through custom-engineered, fiber builds and access to Consolidated’s expansive national fiber network, along with the company’s managed, hosted and cloud services.

“A high-performance network is critical for businesses to remain competitive and meet their needs now and in the future,” said Tom White, Chief Technology Officer at Consolidated Communications. “Consolidated’s investment in the Des Moines area underscores our commitment to driving growth in the local region by bringing advanced, fiber services to more than a thousand businesses. This is the first phase of a multi-year expansion plan as we continue to invest in this vibrant, growing region and provide solutions for the future.”

The company’s fiber network in greater Des Moines will connect businesses to Consolidated’s nation-wide, fiber network spanning more than 37,000 route miles and across 23 states. Consolidated’s fiber network provides unique advantages, including redundant pathways for increased reliability and connectivity.

About Consolidated Communications: Consolidated Communications is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live.