The city of Mt. Healthy (OH), Mt. Healthy City Schools, Hamilton (OH) County and the state of Ohio are partnering with altafiber to bring fiber-enabled, high-speed public Wi-Fi to several apartment complexes.
The complexes include: Clovernook Apartments, Compton Lake, Burney View, and Lake of the Woods, a total of 828 apartment.
Altafiber, which is the new name for Cincinnati Bell, will also provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in Mt. Healthy City Park and the Central Business District of Mt. Healthy along Hamilton Avenue (from Kemper Avenue to Adams Road) and along Compton Road (from Hamilton Avenue to Clovernook Avenue).
A few areas — Lake of the Woods, Burney View, and the City Park — are already fully functional, while Clovernook and the Central Business District are under construction. The remaining locations are expected to be completed in about three months.
“Altafiber is excited to be part of this important initiative that will connect more individuals to educational, healthcare, and employment opportunities, and drive more economic development opportunities in the City of Mt. Healthy,” said Leigh Fox, Altafiber president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “We appreciate the partnership with the State of Ohio, Hamilton County and Mt. Healthy government and school officials to increase digital equity for this great community.”
“You can’t be part of the modern economy, education system, and health care system without access to broadband – it is a necessity,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted, in a prepared statement. “Thousands of residents will now have access in their homes, and everyone can enjoy high-speed Internet in spots around Mt. Healthy.”
“This project illustrates what can be done when the private and public sectors collaborate. By working together, Mt. Healthy City School District, the City of Mt. Healthy, the State of Ohio, and altafiber are increasing information accessibility for our residents and bridging the digital divide,” said James Wolf, Mt. Healthy mayor, in a prepared statement.