Cincinnati Bell-Hawaiian Telcom merger gets Hawai'i DCCA approval

The Hawai´i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs´ (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) announced the conditional approval of the transfer of control of Hawaiian Telcom´s cable franchise to Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB), the company said.

This development is an important step in the process of satisfying the closing conditions of Cincinnati Bell´s combination with Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM).

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell 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

Hawaiian Telcom, headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawai´i´s Technology Leader, providing integrated communications, broadband, data center and entertainment solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawai´i beginning in 1883, the company offers a full range of services including Internet, video, voice, wireless, data network solutions and security, colocation, and managed and cloud services supported by the reach and reliability of its next generation fiber network and a 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. For more information, visit