altafiber nears completion of fiber build to single-family and business addresses in Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County

September 12, 2023

CINCINNATI, Ohio – altafiber is pleased to announce gigabit Internet is now available to nearly 100 percent of the single-family homes and business addresses in Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County.* The company also continues to build fiber to multi-dwelling units in these counties – such as condos and apartments.
The $180 million fiber-to-the-premise investment spans more than 195,000 addresses in these counties and continues altafiber’s ongoing commitment to increase digital equity in Northern Kentucky, ensuring all residents have access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities through broadband connectivity.
altafiber and leaders from Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County announced in 2021 that the company would build fiber to addresses that did not have access to gigabit Internet in these counties through public-private partnerships.
  • The Boone County Fiscal Court committed up to $13.6 million to the project, which included financial partnerships with the Boone County Public Library and the Boone County Cooperative Extension, supporting the expansion of altafiber’s fiber network to 31,000 addresses in Boone County to date.
  • Campbell County committed up to $4.5 million to the project, supporting the expansion of altafiber’s fiber network to 9,000 addresses in Campbell County to date.
  • Kenton County committed up to $10.8 million to the project, supporting the expansion of altafiber’s fiber network to 24,000 addresses in Kenton County to date.
UniCity, altafiber’s Smart City organization, is also investing a total of $1.1 million to support Smart City initiatives in each county to enhance the quality of life for residences and businesses, and allow local governments to provide more value-added services to constituents.
“Residential homes in Boone County, and many of our public spaces, will have high-speed broadband access to connect with the world. This exceptional service will add to our quality of life and help make our county the best place to live, work, and play,” said Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore. “The partnership with altafiber has leveraged significant private capital investment that would not have been made without the commitment of the Fiscal Court. This public-private partnership solidifies our position at the forefront of economic development, workforce options, innovation and focusing on the needs of our citizens. As this project concludes, it is wonderful to be the first truly connected region in the nation.”
“Through a collaborative effort with Kenton and Boone Counties, Campbell County has played a vital role in a regional vision that emphasizes our collective strength in embracing the digital age,” said Campbell County Judge/Executive Steve Pendery. “Our combined commitment is more than just enhancing connectivity; it’s about constructing a resilient, future-proof infrastructure that benefits all our residents across Northern Kentucky, reinforcing that reliable broadband is not a luxury but a fundamental need.”
“The completion of the high-speed broadband expansion project directly addresses the healthcare needs of our citizens through tele-medicine, and unlocks unlimited educational and economic opportunities for all residents,” added Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.  “It marks another historic day in Northern Kentucky made possible by regional cooperation and innovation.”
altafiber 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 and Northern Kentucky, altafiber has invested more than $1.5 billion into its fiber network to date, which reaches approximately 730,000 addresses in Greater Cincinnati.
The company in 2014 became the first Internet Service Provider in Greater Cincinnati to offer 1 gigabit Internet, and in 2021 became the first Internet Service Provider to introduce 2 gigabit speeds in this market.
“We are proud to partner with Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County on this important project, and appreciate their leadership,” said Jason Praeter, President – Consumer & Small Business at altafiber. “Together, we are creating more digital equity in Northern Kentucky and ensuring all of our friends and neighbors have access to educational, employment, and healthcare opportunities through broadband connectivity.”
* altafiber is continuing to build fiber to the small number of remaining single-family and business addresses in these counties where navigating issues such as railroad permits or construction projects requires more time.
About altafiber

Cincinnati Bell is now doing business as “altafiber” in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The Company delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic network including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. The Company also provides service in Hawai’i under the brand Hawaiian Telcom. In addition, the Company’s 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 The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.
Josh Pichler, 513 565-0310