Cincinnati Bell says it has reached an agreement with the City of Greendale, IN, that will see the rollout of gigabit broadband infrastructure across the city.
The public/private partnership should result in a fiber to the premises (FTTP) deployment to every premise in the city over the next 24 months.
Cincinnati Bell has pledge to connect the FTTP infrastructure to approximately 2,200 locations in the city.
The City of Greendale will contribute approximately $625,000 to supplement the approximately $2.5 million Cincinnati Bell expects to spend on the FTTP deployment.
The partnership also calls for Cincinnati Bell’s Smart City organization, UniCity, to help design, construct, and install infrastructure to support public WiFi in parts of Greendale.
“The City of Greendale is excited to partner with Cincinnati Bell to bring high-speed fiber broadband to the residents and businesses of our city,” said Alan Weiss, mayor of the City of Greendale. “This will be a great amenity for the Greendale Community.”
“Internet connectivity is mission-critical to access jobs, educational opportunities, and health-care resources,” said Tom Simpson, COO of Cincinnati Bell. “We are excited about this partnership with the City of Greendale and appreciate the city’s leadership in support of digital equity and equal access to high-speed broadband Internet.”