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Press Release -- April 20th, 2017
Source: Consolidated Communications, Hurricane Electric
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Consolidated Communications Adds Hurricane Electric to its Global Network at its Houston Data Center

Consolidated customers will now have access to leading Global IP Network

Houston, Texas – April 20, 2017 - Consolidated Communications’ welcomes Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, to its Houston-based Walker Meet Me Room (MMR) at 811 Louisiana, which offers fiber assets and provides regional, national and international access.

“Our new connection with Hurricane provides a direct exchange of IP traffic over a low latency backbone resulting in reduced long haul transit costs, not only for our carrier fiber exchange customers, but also businesses within the DASH region,” said Brian Carr, vice president of carrier services at Consolidated Communications. “Our client’s reach has now become global while strengthening the IP offering in the Houston market.”

This partnership will enable customers of Consolidated Communications access to Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 network through 100GE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) service, providing increased throughput, reduced latency and improved reliability in the delivery of next generation IP services.

“Hurricane Electric is excited to partner with Consolidated Communications,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “This partnership strengthens Hurricane Electric’s commitment to the Houston area and will provide increased bandwidth and global network connectivity options for customers in Consolidated’s Walker MMR data center.”

Located in the heart of Houston’s downtown business district, the Walker MMR at 811 Louisiana Street, houses tier I carriers, wireless providers, higher education entities and remote DC partners. Tenants may enter the MMR via their own building facilities or utilize Consolidated’s diverse entrances in and out of Houston’s largest fiber hub.

To find out more about the Houston Walker MMR, contact CarrierServices@consoldiated.com.

About Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area to carrier, commercial and consumer customers. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services. Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Data, Digital TV, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul utilizing its extensive fiber optic network.

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 153 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 6,000 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, three separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia.

In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.

Company Contacts

Consolidated Communications

Julie Foster
julie.foster@consolidated.com
507-386-3543

Hurricane Electric

Adam Waitkunas

Milldam Public Relations

adam.waitkunas@milldampr.com

978-828-8304

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