Consolidated Communications recently closed on its merger with FairPoint Communications. Together, FairPoint and Consolidated Communications are an even stronger Company. Our combined networks, product suite, resources and expertise make us an even more competitive provider.
Our network will span 24 states and more than 36,000 fiber route miles making us the ninth largest fiber provider in the U.S. with 2,600 fiber-connected towers.
We'll maintain local support and a strong community presence. We are deeply engaged in the communities we serve through philanthropic support and broadband infrastructure investment. We remain committed to broadband expansion plans and increasing speeds.
We're committed to delivering a best-in-class customer experience. Our combined resources and professional team will be able to better serve our customers and enable us to be even more competitive without losing our local touch.