Altafiber says it will begin deploying a 10 Gbps XGS-PON fiber network project next year to about 65,000 addresses in one Indiana and six Ohio counties outside its traditional footprint.

The Ohio deployments will be in New Carlisle (Clark County); Blanchester and Sabina (Clinton County); Concord Township and Liberty Township (Delaware County); Jeffersonville (Fayette County); Mt. Sterling and West Jefferson (Madison County); and Trotwood, West Carrollton, Germantown and Miamisburg (Montgomery County). The Indiana deployment will be in Aurora (Dearborn County).

“Altafiber is committed to increasing digital equity and creating new economic development opportunities through access to gigabit Internet,” Jason Praeter, altafiber’s president of Consumer & Small Business, said in a press release.

“We are incredibly excited to enter these new geographies and look forward to delivering an outstanding customer experience while becoming fully engaged in these great communities.”

Cincinnati Bell does business as altafiber in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Altafiber reaches approximately 730,000 addresses and has invested more than $1.5 billion into its fiber network to date.

It recently has entered into a number of public-private partnerships. In June, it was selected by Dublin, Ohio, for a 10 Gbps network. The $35 million project will take three years to complete, with some residents getting service during the second half of next year.

Last month, altafiber said that the impact of an earlier project was beginning to be felt. The company said that most single-family homes and businesses in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky had access to service. The project, which was announced in 2021, targets 195,000 addresses and will cost $180 million.

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