Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.
Cincinnati Bell has made what it says are the right moves to become a fiber and entertainment-based company via its ongoing rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to both businesses and increasingly, residential customers.
In something of a parting gift, Cincinnati Bell Wireless is giving all of its remaining customers unlimited domestic voice, texting and data for no additional charge. The carrier is in the midst of shutting down its service and selling its spectrum to Verizon Wireless.
Cincinnati Bell has become the latest telco to enter the increasingly crowded 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service space, a move that enhances its competitive standing against not only Time Warner Cable but also Google Fiber, if it comes to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Bell is gearing up for the Sept. 8 debut of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics residential broadband data service with its "Light up Cincinnati" campaign.
Cincinnati Bell is taking advantage of the upcoming college season football kickoff by adding ESPN's new SEC Network to its growing Fioptics TV lineup, a move that will help it differentiate its growing video library with something more than another me-too IPTV service.
Cincinnati Bell and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have put together a tentative agreement on a new 27-month labor contract representing 850 wireline workers in the union's District 4 region.
Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics success continued into the second quarter as revenues jumped 45 percent year-over-year to $34 million.
Cincinnati Bell is reducing its ownership of CyrusOne by selling 12.5 million of its units in CyrusOne's operating partnership, CyrusOne LP.
Wireless operators are seeking an arsenal of backhaul tools to support their small cell deployments, as evidenced by AT&T's revelation that it will work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for just that purpose. And backhaul providers such as cable operators and wireline telcos are lining up to satisfy demand.