Cincinnati Bell is expanding its fiber network to cover all addresses in the northern Kentucky counties of Campbell, Kenton and Boone. At the conclusion of the project, which is expected to take two to three years, service will be available to all 207,000 addresses.
Currently, Cincinnati Bell offers service to 112,000 addresses in the counties. In all, the carrier is investing $181 million in the northern area of the state.
The new agreements break down this way:
- In Campbell County, Cincinnati Bell will expand FTTP to 17,600 addresses that now are unserved or underserved. The county is committing as much as $4.5 million to the project, which was approved on July 21.
- In Kenton County, FTTP service will reach 37,000 addresses that are unserved or underserved. The county is committing as much as $10.8 million to the project, which was approved on July 27.
- In Boone County, FTTP service will reach 40,000 addresses that are unserved or underserved. The county is committing as much as $13.6 million to the project, which was announced in March.
Cincinnati Bell’s UniCity organization also will invest $1.1 million in support of smart city initiatives in each county.
“Access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities are the great equalizers in our society, and high-speed Internet is absolutely essential to level the playing field in Northern Kentucky,” Cincinnati Bell COO Tom Simpson said in a press release about the new Cincinnati Bell gigabit deployments. “We are imagining the possibilities of fiber, and we’re excited about partnerships like these that are helping to bring that reality to life for their communities.”
In May, Cincinnati Bell said that UniCity would partner with Loveland, OH on a smart city project. UniCity also is active in Dayton, Fairborn, Wyoming and Lockland, OH and Boone County.