The City of Montgomery partners with Cincinnati Bell on Smart City solution

July 2, 2021 

Cincinnati  – The City of Montgomery is proud to announce a partnership with Cincinnati Bell to realize a “Smart City” vision and bring free public Wi-Fi to the lodges and surrounding area at Swaim and Dulle parks, and the central business district from the Main Street and Montgomery Road split north past Remington Road. Future plans include expanding coverage to include the Public Parking lot on Shelly Lane. The official launch of the free public Wi-Fi is this Independence Day holiday weekend. 

In partnership with the City of Montgomery, Cincinnati Bell’s UniCity Smart City practice has installed a Smart City solution with Wi-Fi covering most of Montgomery Road between Main Street and Taulman Alley. The community may log on by connecting to "MontgomeryFreeWiFi." 

This economic development project will allow the city and local businesses to connect with, engage, and inform visitors and residents; drive more activity and visits; and ultimately help the local business community thrive. 

“The economic vitality of the City of Montgomery is critical as we recover from the effects of the pandemic. The ability to offer free public Wi-Fi in downtown Montgomery is one tool that we can use to encourage people to shop and dine in our community,” said Chris Dobrozsi, City of Montgomery Mayor. 

“Cincinnati Bell has been connecting businesses and customers for almost 150 years, and our Wi-Fi and Smart City partnership with the City of Montgomery 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 and UniCity are proud to be working with leadership from the City of Montgomery on this important economic development initiative." 

About the City of Montgomery 

Montgomery is a vibrant, high-quality, family-oriented suburb of 10,700 located northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, that embraces its future while valuing the traditions and history of its past. Founded in 1795, Montgomery was known for generations as a stopping point along the old “3-C” Highway (Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland). Montgomery is now easily accessible at the crossroads of I-275, I-71, Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and US 22/Ohio 3.  The colorful landscape, tree-lined streets and miles of brick paver sidewalks in Montgomery lend themselves to the charming “Americana” feel of this well-preserved, historic community. It is home to wonderfully quaint old buildings that are a reminder of a quieter, slower time in the community. The treasured Montgomery Heritage District, located in and around Montgomery Road, is a diversified and unique destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment with storefront shops, nationally recognized and fine ethnic restaurants, galleries, services and performance venues 

About Cincinnati Bell Inc. 

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) 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, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company's website is not incorporated by reference in this press release. 

MEDIA CONTACT 

Cincinnati Bell 

Josh Pichler, 513 565-0310 

josh.pichler@cinbell.com