Consolidated Communications Company History Timeline


But by 1894 the original Bell patents had expired, making it possible for independent telephone companies to be formed.


And on April 20, 1895, when Mattoon Telephone Company began service from offices at 114 S. 17th Street, his confidence was justified as 175 customers had signed up for the new service.


In 1924, following the untimely death of Doctor William Lumpkin, his son, Richard Adamson Lumpkin, became general manager at the age of 27.


In 1926, Coles County Telephone merged with the telephone company in Shelbyville to become Illinois Southeastern Telephone Company serving Shelbyville and parts of Coles County.


Also in 1975, an addition began to the operating building at 1501 Charleston to make room for new electronic switching equipment.


On September 4, 1994, ICTC marked its centennial and proudly celebrated a century of service to east central Illinois.


July 2002 - An investment group, headed by ICTC Chairman and President Richard A. Lumpkin entered into an agreement to purchase ICTC and the other related subsidiaries from McLeodUSA. The sale closed on December 31, 2002, and the company name was changed to Consolidated Communications, Inc.


April 2004 - Consolidated Communications completed the purchase of Texas-based TXU Communications, which is comprised of the former Lufkin-Conroe Telephone Exchange and Fort Bend Communications.


December 2007 - The former North Pittsburgh Systems Inc., and its companies North Pittsburgh Telephone Co., Nauticom and Penn Telecom, joined the Consolidated Communications family on Dec.


July 2016 - Consolidated Communications acquired Champaign Telephone Company (CTC), a private business communications provider in the Champaign-Urbana, Ill. area.

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