Cincinnati Bell to Make Fioptics Gigabit Internet Speed Available to More Customers

March 5, 2014

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Cincinnati Bell, a leader in telecommunications and broadband networking services, today announced that it will make Fioptics gigabit internet speed available to more of its customers by the end of the second quarter of 2014.

Cincinnati Bell has offered gigabit data speed to its enterprise customers since May 2001. With more than 276,000 consumer and business addresses fiber-enabled by Cincinnati Bell, the company has a unique opportunity to give customers the flexibility and capability to upgrade speeds to meet their ever-changing technology needs.

"In 2014, Cincinnati Bell is investing more than $80 million in our fiber network to support our customers," said Ted Torbeck, Cincinnati Bell president and CEO. "We are extremely excited to deliver the speeds needed to connect our communities and our businesses and to do so at competitive prices."

Fioptics gigabit internet speed is available to select customers today from Cincinnati Bell. This speed will be available to multiple tenant business units by the end of the second quarter. It will be made available generally to business and consumer customers by the end of the third quarter.

Cincinnati Bell is also expanding its efforts to support the small business technology community. "We have formed strategic partnerships with both The Brandery and Cintrifuse to help startup businesses gain affordable access to technology," said Dave Heimbach, chief operating officer of Cincinnati Bell. "Our Fioptics gigabit internet speed provides a great foundation for accelerating new ideas, productivity and business development."

About Cincinnati Bell
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (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 CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, 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

Media Contact:

Angela Ginty
Director, Corporate Communications
Cincinnati Bell