Altafiber, the company formerly known as Cincinnati Bell, has reached a public-private partnership agreement with Warren County, Ohio that will bring fiber-based gigabit access to about 52,000 addresses in the county.
The addresses include 50,000 single family units and 2,000 multi-dwelling units.
This is the second public-private partnership Altafiber has entered into this month and the latest in the string of several similar partnerships with other Ohio municipalities.
The Warren County project will be conducted during the next three to four years. When it is complete all single family residences will have access to the network, according to today’s press release.
Altafiber will invest about $100 million in the project and the Warren County Board of County Commissioners has approved investing $4.8 million in funding that the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in the project.
Altafiber’s smart city organization, UniCity, will provide the county with as much as $200,000 for a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi has been a key element of other Altafiber Ohio public private partnership wins.
Altafiber provides voice, video and data services using the Altafiber name in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The company says that it has invested more than $1.5 billion in the three-state footprint since 2010.
The company also offers service in Hawaii as Hawaiian Telcom.
Earlier this month, Altafiber entered a public private partnership with Butler County, Ohio. The project will bring gigabit access to about 60,000 addresses during the next three or four years. Altafiber will invest more than $100 million in the project, which eventually will bring fiber to all of the county’s 150,000 single family homes. The county will invest $10 million toward the project from ARPA funding.