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.
Cincinnati Bell may be a broadband advocate for lower income families, but it says that the FCC should not impose a minimum speed level on the Lifeline support program.
Cincinnati Bell has broken ranks with the large telcos in the dark fiber race, offering the service on a case-by-case basis to a growing group of enterprise and wireless operator customers.
Cincinnati Bell traditionally shied away from offering a dark fiber, but having built out fiber to serve its consumer and business units it sees it as a part of its service evolution.
Cincinnati Bell may be an advocate of 1 Gbps FTTH service, but like other wireline telcos it has found that in the near-term most of its customers find utility in 30 Mbps speed services.
Cincinnati Bell may have come into 2015 with a conservative outlook for its business service segment, but it is finding new growth in the segment as it wins new contracts and expands its out of territory reach.
Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.
Cincinnati Bell is one of a growing number of smaller telcos that are finding growing interest from wireless operators and other traditional carriers for dark fiber and small cell backhaul services.
Cincinnati Bell continues to be aggressive in expanding in its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics business by passing more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family homes in its territory.
Cincinnati Bell has sold off its third tranche of its ownership stake in CyrusOne as part of its ongoing effort to pay down company debt.