Cincinnati Bell Hosts Fireworks Kickoff Event at Fountain Square on Aug. 1

July 30, 2013

Celebration Launches Promotion to Win VIP Experience for 10 at Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Hold onto your brains! Zombies are taking over Fountain Square as Cincinnati Bell kicks off its fourth annual "Fastest Way to the Fireworks" promotion on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to live broadcasts from WEBN and Fox19, the event will also bring forth a Fountain Square zombie invasion to promote the Dent Schoolhouse WEBN Zombie Walk and Contest. 

"Cincinnati Bell hosts one of the most popular events in the region as a demonstration of our commitment to our hometown," said Ted Torbeck, CEO of Cincinnati Bell. "As part of our investment in the community, we're pleased to offer our Greater Cincinnati friends and neighbors a chance at an even better experience with our unique ‘Fastest Way to the Fireworks' promotion. It's the perfect hassle-free way to enjoy an event that draws half a million people downtown." 

Cincinnati Bell's "Fastest Way to the Fireworks" promotion offers a chance for one lucky winner and nine guests (yes, NINE guests) to live large with a VIP experience at the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks on Sunday, Sept. 1. The package includes a police-escorted ride to and from the fireworks in a zombie-themed stretch limo, access to a VIP food area and front-row seats to a fireworks show spectacular enough to "wake the dead." The promotion runs Aug. 1 - 25. Entries for a chance to win the Fastest Way to the Fireworks will be accepted at the Fountain Square kickoff event as well as at,, or at any participating Cincinnati Bell retail store beginning Aug. 1.

The kickoff event encourages patrons to join the fun with free, on-site zombie face painters. A Cincinnati Bell Fioptics ice cream truck will distribute free treats on the Square, and event goers will receive a coupon to redeem for a free 2013 Fireworks T-shirt at participating Cincinnati Bell retail stores Aug. 3 - 4. Several local vendors and sponsors of the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks will also join the celebration with booths and giveaways. For zombies who love the limelight, WEBN will be taping station promotions during the event. 

For more information and to enter Cincinnati Bell's "Fastest Way to the Fireworks" promotion, please visit,, or a Cincinnati Bell retail store.


About Cincinnati Bell Inc. 
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and Singapore. For more information, please visit