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City of Greendale, Cincinnati Bell Partner to Offer Fiber to 100 Percent of Consumer, Business Locations

November 11, 2021 GMT

GREENDALE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 11, 2021--

The City of Greendale approved a partnership with Cincinnati Bell Inc. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, that will result in the development of a one gigabit high-speed broadband fiber network available to every address in the city. This robust fiber network will be deployed over the next 24 months.

Access to reliable high-speed Internet is essential for residents and businesses to address work-from-home, virtual learning, and telehealth activities. Under terms of the partnership, Cincinnati Bell will deliver its state-of-the-art “Fiber to the Premise” network (FTTP) to approximately 2,200 locations in the City of Greendale. The City of Greendale’s investment of approximately $625,000 will leverage a Cincinnati Bell investment of approximately $2.5 million to implement the project.

As part of the agreement, Cincinnati Bell’s Smart City organization – UniCity – will help design, construct, and install the infrastructure to support public Wi-Fi in designated parts of the City of Greendale. Public Wi-Fi is critical to create economic development opportunities for businesses that leverage these networks to reach customers in new ways, and to support applications that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

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“The City of Greendale is excited to partner with Cincinnati Bell to bring high-speed fiber broadband to the residents and businesses of our city,” said Alan Weiss, Mayor of the City of Greendale. “This will be a great amenity for the Greendale Community.”

Cincinnati Bell has a long history and progressive experience in providing and managing large and complex wireline and wireless projects. As the leading supplier of fiber-based services in Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell has invested more than $1 billion since 2010 into building a fiber network across the region.

The partnership with the City of Greendale furthers the company’s goal to find creative solutions toward providing high-quality fiber connections to all, particularly with respect to those who are unserved and under-served.

“Internet connectivity is mission-critical to access jobs, educational opportunities, and health-care resources,” said Tom Simpson, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Bell. “We are excited about this partnership with the City of Greendale, and appreciate the City’s leadership in support of digital equity and equal access to high-speed broadband Internet.”

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

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With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic network including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawai’i. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.

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Josh Pichler, 513 565-0310

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KEYWORD: OHIO INDIANA HAWAII UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY UTILITIES MOBILE/WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENERGY INTERNET

SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.

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