Altafiber and its Unicity Smart City organization will bring its fiber-enabled Wi-Fi network to three entertainment venues in the city of Kettering, Ohio under a five-year agreement with the municipality.
The company is the rebranded Cincinnati Bell, which has a long history in providing and managing large and complex wireline and wireless projects. The company has committed $1 billion to expanding fiber connections across its service territory.
The Kettering locations for the Altafiber Wi-Fi network are ones that attract thousands of visitors each year:
- Delco Park: The project, expected to be completed later this year, will provide nine access points across the complex.
- Fraze Pavilion: There will be 24 access points upon completion, which is expected in June of this year. The 4,300-seat amphitheater is considered to be among southwestern Ohio’s premier neighborhood outdoor entertainment venues.
- Kettering Recreation Complex: The 152,000-square-foot, multi-use facility featuring a lap pool, spa, ice arena, gym and meeting rooms will have 20 access points upon completion, which is expected late this year.
“Altafiber appreciates our partnership with the City of Kettering, and we are proud to support the City’s focus on providing more connectivity for residents and visitors through high-speed public Wi-Fi,” said Jason Praeter, president and general manager of Altafiber’s network division, in a prepared statement about the Altafiber Wi-Fi project.
The carrier is also expanding its traditional service territory. Beyond Kettering, Altafiber has a growing presence in Dayton and the surrounding area with a fiber-based Smart City solution in the Oregon District and City of Fairborn; public Wi-Fi at Levitt Pavilion Dayton and public Wi-Fi at UD Arena.
Earlier this month, Altafiber partnered with the city of Mt. Healthy (OH), Mt. Healthy City Schools, Hamilton (OH) County and the state of Ohio to bring fiber-enabled, high-speed public Wi-Fi to several apartment complexes.