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What is Fiber Internet?

Posted by Mark Richie on Oct 16, 2019 9:45:00 AM

What exactly is Fiber Optic Technology?

Fiber optic technology is the future of communications. When we talk about “fiber”, envision it as plastic smaller than a human hair or strand of glass in which data can be transmitted through light waves. Each individual stand of fiber is capable of transferring thousands of phone calls and emails simultaneously. Bundle them together into a fiber cable and that capacity skyrockets into the millions. Considering the traditional copper cables found in most homes and businesses are only capable of providing a fraction of this bandwidth, it’s not hard to see why everyone is insisting on fiber.

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How to Speed Up Your Business Internet

Posted by Allison on Oct 1, 2019 4:28:44 PM

No matter what business you are in, connectivity is crucial to how you get things done, communicate to your customers and market your business. As a small-business owner, choosing a good Internet speed is essential for everyday tasks like downloading files, uploading data, operating point of sales systems, and video conferencing. It’s important to ensure you have the fastest Internet speed to keep your business running seamlessly. To ensure the seamless connection, you need to make sure your bandwidth & Internet are being utilized properly and there are no underlying issues.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Company's LinkedIn

Posted by Allison on Sep 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Your business’s LinkedIn profile can be a first impression in the professional world, so it’s important that it is always up-to-date and represents your small business both personally and professionally.  Whether it’s using a picture to show your creative side or constructing a headline that perfectly illustrates your image, your LinkedIn can show off your company’s brand personality.

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Hear What Cincinnati Bell Business Customers Have To Say

Posted by Allison on Sep 5, 2019 9:24:31 AM

Cincinnati Bell is proud to be the local hometown telecom provider for businesses within our area. Fast, reliable Internet is a key part to the success of any growing business.  With a complete portfolio of solutions, Cincinnati Bell provides products to power businesses by working smarter and faster.  Just to a name a few, our local businesses Credit Lynx, Living Magazine, C2 Strategic Communications, Curiosity Advertising, Pacific Bliss Massage and Nails, Renaissance Covington, Fairborn, and Huffy Corporation are happy to have Cincinnati Bell services keeping them connected. We recognize that your business’s success is our local economy’s success. In the voice of our customers, check out our business customers’ success stories. They have a lot to say!

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Top 10 List for Starting a Business

Posted by Jessica K on Jun 4, 2019 4:59:00 PM


A successful small business always starts out as a grand idea. Transforming and growing that idea into your very own business, might feel overwhelming in the beginning, and understandably so. There are a lot of different factors that contribute to starting a business. Like any ambitious goal, you will need to start by breaking it down into small, manageable tasks. 

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Top 5 Ways You Didn't Know Cincinnati Bell Can Help Grow Your Business

Posted by Ryan Grace on Apr 30, 2019 11:29:31 AM

As a business owner, growing your business is always on your mind. It can take considerable time and effort to manage multiple tasks while successfully running your day to day business. To continually grow your business, figuring out ways to work smarter and faster is essential. Everything from sales to marketing, finance to IT, the minor details to big picture deserves attention to make your business that much stronger. 

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Case Studies of Successful Smart City Implementations

Posted by John Putnam on Mar 12, 2019 11:41:58 AM

What is Smart City? Imagine a city where all children have equal access to Internet resources to learn, where adults can access online job training and other necessary resources. A city where everyone is connected to the safety and health resources that can improve quality of life. Cincinnati Bell has implemented a variety of Smart City initiatives to bring free Wi-Fi to cities, venues, and campuses. While each opportunity is different, the process is similar. Build a foundation of fiber and Wi-Fi, then prioritize and implement the Smart City technologies critical to those needs. The Smart City vision ignites economic growth, improves public safety, powers a more efficient government, and bridges the digital divide through the proliferation of ubiquitous, high-speed broadband Internet access.

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Wi-Fi Analytics to Improve Your Business

Posted by Allison on Jan 31, 2019 3:15:00 PM

We know how important it is for your business to continuously evaluate new ways to drive revenue through growth. One of the best assets you can utilize throughout your business is guest Wi-Fi Analytics. It provides a tool to collect valuable data about your customers. This data can be as simple as name, date of birth, hometown or as complex as interest, frequency of visits, contact details and more. Wi-Fi Analytics can boost your business by analyzing your data to make informed and smart decisions that will directly impact your business. For example, you can progressively profile users as they login to Wi-Fi in order to setup more personalized marketing campaigns. Imagine being able to send an automated email about happy hour happening at 3:00pm to a frequent customer. Or customizing a marketing campaign about a country concert to people who are in a specific age bracket or gender that have already been to a country concert this year.

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Does My Business Need a Static IP?

Posted by Allison on Dec 14, 2018 11:33:09 AM

Have you heard the term Static IP and wondered if you need one for your business? While it might seem complex, there are many advantages to consider. Let us break it down for you.

What is an IP address?

The Internet is made up of computers exchanging information with each other using a common language known as the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). In order for computers or devices to communicate with each other and send information back and forth, they need IP addresses. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are unique 32 bit numbers which are assigned to each computer on a network. To understand what a Static IP is, you first have to understand what an IP address does and why it’s important. Similar to that of your home address, IP addresses are unique addresses that let other systems know how to find you. If your computer is hosting a web server, its IP address is what identifies it to the rest of the Internet.

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Topics: Internet

Transforming Cincinnati Into a Smart City

Posted by Brianna on Jun 8, 2018 10:47:40 AM

Imagine this: a city where all children have equal access to Internet resources to learn in and out of the classroom, a city where adults can access online job training, and city, county, state and federal resources, all in the palm of their hand... A city where everyone is connected to the health resources that can improve their quality of life.

Safer streets, a growing economy, thriving neighborhoods, innovative government; this is what being a Smart City is about.

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