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221 East Fourth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

United States

Phone: 513-397-9900

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Cincinnati Bell Inc. and its subsidiaries provide integrated communications and IT solutions that keep residential and business customers connected with each other and with the world. Segments As of December 31, 2015, the company operated two segments, Entertainment and Communications, and IT Services and Hardware. The company classifies its products and services into three categories: Strategic, Legacy and Integration. Entertainment and Communications segment This segment provides products and services, such as high-speed Internet, data transport local voice, long distance, VoIP, video and other services. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company LLC (CBT), a subsidiary of the company, is the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) for a geography that covers a radius of approximately 25 miles around Cincinnati, Ohio, and includes parts of northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. This segment also provides voice and data services beyond its ILEC territory, particularly in Dayton and Mason, Ohio, through the operations of Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories LLC (CBET), a competitive local exchange carrier and subsidiary of CBT. This segment provides long distance and VoIP services primarily through its Cincinnati Bell Any Distance Inc. and eVolve Business Solutions LLC subsidiaries. The key products and services provided by this segment include the following: Data The company's data products include high-speed Internet access, data transport and interconnection services. The company provides Internet speeds of 10 megabits or more to approximately 550,000 addresses. As business customers migrate from legacy products and copper-based technology, the company’s metro-Ethernet product becomes the access method of choice due to its ability to support multiple applications on a single physical connection. The company continues to build out fiber to multi-tenant units in Greater Cincinnati to meet improving demand for these services. The company is also expanding its metro-Ethernet platform to deliver services across a geography to target business customers beyond the company’s ILEC footprint. The company’s regional network connects Greater Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio, as well as Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky. Voice Voice represents local service, including Fioptics voice lines. It also includes VoIP, long distance, digital trunking, switched access, and other value-added services, such as caller identification, voicemail, call waiting and call return. The company's voice access lines continue to decrease as the company’s customers have employed wireless technologies in lieu of wireline voice services (wireless substitution) or migrated to competitors. Residential and business customers purchasing traditional long distance service could choose from various long distance plans, which include unlimited long distance for a flat fee, purchase of minutes at a per-minute-of-use rate, or a fixed number of minutes for a flat fee. The company's long distance lines and related minutes of use have continued to decline as a result of wireless substitution and the migration to VoIP technology. The company’s VoIP products provide access to disbursed communication platforms and access to the company’s cloud based services and hosted unified communications product for customers ranging from small businesses to large enterprise customers. Video The company offers Fioptics and focuses its fiber network investment on densely populated areas, such as apartments and condominiums. Fioptics is available to approximately 53% of Greater Cincinnati and as of December 31, 2015, the company had 114,400 video subscribers. The company’s Fioptics customers enjoy access to approximately 400 entertainment channels, including digital music, local, movie, and sports programming, as well as Indian and Spanish-language packages, approximately 120 high-definition channels, parental controls, HD DVR and video on-demand. In addition, the company offers features that deliver customer satisfaction, including Fioptics TV Everywhere and a Fioptics live TV streaming application. Services a

 

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