"Cincinnati Bell has invested over $1 billion to build out our fiber network – but that investment means nothing if students can’t access the Internet for school. We are proud to be part of the ‘Connect Our Students’ program and to be working with so many great organizations and individuals on this effort.”

- Leigh Fox, President & CEO

 

Our Commitment to Digital Equity

 
 

 
 

Closing the Digital Divide

In the Greater Cincinnati/NKY area, there are approximately 61 school districts
who run 431 schools serving over 280k students.**

 

283,000

Public School Students in GC/NKY

161,000

Households with Students in GC/NKY

46,200

Students without Internet Service

16.3%

Percentage of Students without Home Internet



 



 
 

Our Goal: Connectivity & Closing the gap

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“In order to service the community, you always want to focus on what you are good at. This [providing connectivity] is what we are good at. It is incumbent upon us to bridge the divide and close the digital equity gap.”

Leigh Fox, President & Chief Executive Officer
Cincinnati Bell Inc.

 
“In this time of work from home and learn from home environment, connectivity is more important than ever.”

Jason Praeter, President and General Manager
Cincinnati Bell

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20 Mbps Fioptics Internet*

Good for households with up to three devices connected at once, using the Internet for:

  • Web browsing
  • Checking email
  • HD video streaming
  • Video conferencing
  • Uploading files

   
   

Schools looking to participate

For those that represent school districts, please click below to send a message to learn how to launch this program in your district.

This program continues Cincinnati Bell’s ongoing commitment to support students, families, and teachers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

   

Thank You to Our Partners of Connect Our Students

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*5 Mbps max download speed only available in some areas

**Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education and only reflects public schools.  Greater Cincinnati (GC) public school districts include those in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont & Warren counties.  Northern Kentucky (NKY) public school districts include those in Boone, Kenton & Campbell counties.

Only available to households that have been identified by participating school districts.  Some connections are being paid for by third-party non-profits or school districts through their own funding.  In these cases, internet service will be provided while funding lasts and customer can choose to move their internet service to a consumer liable account once funding has ended. The Internet speed and service is not available in all areas and is dependent on service address.  Additional services such as home phone and inside wiring charges will be the responsibility of the customer. Cancellation of service will require the return of the Cincinnati Bell equipment to the company.  Failure to do so will result in a charge.