Cincinnati Bell, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Work Together on High-Speed Internet Project

Cincinnati Bell and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative have announced their partnership through which Cincinnati Bell will expand its fiber network and begin delivering high-speed Fioptics Internet to parts of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative´s electric service territory this year, the company said.

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative located in Oxford, Ohio. The cooperative serves members in portions of Butler, Hamilton, Preble, and Montgomery Counties.

Cincinnati Bell has already launched Phase 1 of the partnership, which will make Fioptics Internet available to more than 2,000 additional Butler Rural Electric Cooperative members over the next 16 months. Cincinnati Bell and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative will notify members as addresses become eligible for Fioptics Internet. Cincinnati Bell and Butler Rural Electric Cooperative are evaluating additional business and residential addresses for future phases of the partnership.

Cincinnati Bell will also provide fiber-based services to Butler Rural Electric Cooperative´s substations and other equipment to enhance reliability.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks including high-speed Internet, video, voice and data. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

Founded in 1936, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative located in Oxford, Ohio. The cooperative serves more than 11,500 members in portions of Butler, Hamilton, Preble, and Montgomery counties in southwestern Ohio. For more information, visit https://www.butlerrural.coop/.