Cincinnati Bell continues to find success with its FTTH-based Fioptics service, but the service provider said that in 2017 it will start winding down its network build as it reaches greater penetration in its wireline market.
Cincinnati Bell has developed a new unit that will focus on the needs of small to medium sized businesses that have unique needs that differ from the larger enterprise customers served by its CBTS division.
As Cincinnati Bell continues to scale its Fioptics broadband customer base, the telco is realizing that customers are turning toward online sources to get their video service because they can choose the content they want to pay for. Its new Fioptics MyTV service is a response to that trend, one that the provider hopes will keep subscribers in the IPTV fold.
Cincinnati Bell is leveraging ETI Software Solutions' circuit management module to migrate existing T1 copper based business customers to fiber, a process that has worked well for residential customers migrating from DSL to its FTTH-based Fioptics products.
Cincinnati Bell and ATC, a telecom consulting company, are jointly operating a new Web-based portal that allows businesses to find quotes and pricing for fiber services.
Firing the latest salvo in the NCTC's carriage battle with AMC Networks, Cincinnati Bell CEO Ted Torbeck said that giving into the programmer's demands would result in a 3 percent spike in pay-TV fees for his MSO's customers, whether or not they watch The Walking Dead.
Cincinnati Bell may be well down its path of completing its fiber-to-the-premises rollout to 60-70 percent of Cincinnati homes by the end of next year, but the build is already helping it compete more effectively against cable in the small to medium business space.
Cincinnati Bell has plenty of gas in the broadband tank with a growing FTTH network, but it envisions a time when metering broadband usage will be the industry norm.
As Cincinnati Bell continues to expand its Fioptics FTTH network to more homes throughout Cincinnati, the service provider is working to enhance its connection to local businesses served by Time Warner Cable.
Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati.