Ohio municipality, Cincinnati Bell form smart city partnership to provide free public WiFi

May 18, 2020
City of Wyoming, Ohio has announced a partnership with Cincinnati Bell to realize a “smart city” vision.
City of Wyoming, OH
Wyoming Ohio

City of Wyoming, Ohio has announced a partnership with Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) to realize a “smart city” vision and bring free public WiFi to the municipality as part of a broader effort to ignite economic growth.

The municipality is located just north of the city of Cincinnati, along State Route 4 (aka Springfield Pike). City of Wyoming is billed a quaint and historic community, with a rich local business network, including niche retail and locally-owned restaurants.

In partnership with City of Wyoming, Cincinnati Bell has installed a smart city solution with WiFi coverage in the central business district, the village green, and the municipality's Crescent Park. The community may log on through a splash page at “Wyoming Free WiFi.”

City of Wyoming is the first small city in Ohio's Hamilton County to implement a smart city solution. The municipality is partnering with Cincinnati Bell, which has implemented other smart city solutions in the region and has invested approximately $1 billion into its Greater Cincinnati fiber network. Cincinnati Bell will leverage this unique expertise to help the City of Wyoming realize its smart city vision.

The economic development project will allow City of Wyoming to connect with, engage, and inform visitors and residents; drive more municipality activity and visits; and ultimately help the local business community thrive.

“City of Wyoming’s goal is to utilize the smart city technology to provide a quicker recovery post COVID-19. We want to better engage our visitors and residents by providing seamless event navigation, calendar updates, latest news in parks and recreation, restaurant and retail specials and deals, maps and walking directions, and DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) guidelines and mapping boundaries,” said Lynn Tetley, City of Wyoming city manager.

“Cincinnati Bell has been connecting businesses and customers for more than 140 years, and our WiFi and smart city partnership with the City of Wyoming continues this tradition,” said Jason Praeter, President of Cincinnati Bell’s Entertainment & Communications business. “Connectivity is particularly critical given the challenges we are facing as a community, and Cincinnati Bell is proud to be working with leadership from the City of Wyoming on this important economic development initiative.”

For more information, visit www.wyomingohio.gov or contact Lynn Tetley, city manager at [email protected].

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. provides integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and video - that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world.

In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

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