Cincinnati Bell introduced a new service to entice small businesses to migrate to a cloud-based voice services system as it looks to thwart emerging threats from Time Warner Cable and its soon-to-be parent Charter Communications.
Cincinnati Bell is going to offer free Wi-Fi to Newport, Ky., residential and business customers by getting local businesses to purchase managed services from the company.
Cincinnati Bell has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its Telegraph Grade Service in its serving area, marking the end of a bygone communications era dating back to the 1800s.
Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.
With all of the talk about 1 Gbps for residential customers, it's hard to notice how these services can impact small to medium businesses (SMBs) whose needs are exceeding the boundaries of a copper-based T-1 or DSL line. It should be of no surprise that many telcos, including AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are luring SMBs with fiber-based offerings.
Cincinnati Bell has made good on plans to roll out a "skinny bundle" that will almost certainly irk its programming partners.
Cincinnati Bell might start slowing down its FTTH rollout in 2017, but this year the telco is moving full steam ahead with plans to pass over 70,000 homes.
Cincinnati Bell has made considerable progress in rolling out FTTH services in its network territory, but says the factor of network costs lies in whether it installs fiber on existing utility poles or underground.
Cincinnati Bell is not immune to voice landline declines, but in its business services segment it says the ongoing migration from TDM to VoIP is helping to ease these losses.
Cincinnati Bell continues to find success with its FTTH-based Fioptics service, but the service provider said that in 2017 it will start winding down its network build as it reaches greater penetration in its wireline market.