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[August 18, 2014]

Cincinnati Bell Announces Gigabit Internet Service to Consumers

CINCINNATI --(Business Wire)--

With support from Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, local business and community leaders and sports personalities, Cincinnati Bell (News - Alert) President and CEO Ted Torbeck this evening announced that the company will be offering Fioptics Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to its consumer customers on September 8.

"The company has a unique opportunity to give Cincinnati consumers the capability to upgrade speeds to meet their ever-changing technology needs and do so at competitive prices," said Torbeck. Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics Gigabit Internet speed is up to 100 times faster than normal broadband Internet.

Cincinnati Bell began offering gigabit Internet service to small businesses earlier this summer. Torbeck noted that The Brandery, the small business accelerator located in Over-the-Rhine, was the first small business to receive Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second from Cincinnati Bell.

Torbeck's gigabit Internet service announcement is part of an overall program from the company to "Light Up Cincinnati."

Light Up Cincinnati is an initiative designed to provide Cincinnati residents and businesses with faster, more reliable and accessible services that wil enable the city to grow, learn and connect with one another like never before.


Torbeck also announced that as part of the Light Up Cincinnati initiative, the company plans to continue offering free Wi-Fi hotspots at key Cincinnati locations and in conjunction with community events. The company will have several Wi-Fi hotspots available during the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks on Labor Day weekend and had previously set up free hotspots at the Bunbury and Buckle Up music festivals.

"Cincinnati Bell is really focused on connecting and bringing folks together in a powerful way," Torbeck said. "Our company is transforming from a traditional phone company to a technology company designed to connect people where they live, work and play."

To learn more, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/fioptics/gigabit.

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 owns approximately 44% of CyrusOne (News - Alert) (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 www.cincinnatibell.com.


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