Cincinnati Bell's altafiber subsidiary on Nov. 23 announced that it anticipates completing fiber broadband network construction in Kentucky's Gallatin County in the first quarter of 2023. Following completion, altafiber will offer fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband connectivity to 100 percent of Gallatin County’s approximately 5,700 addresses.
“For the past year we have been in talks with altafiber representatives, and we are excited for the Sparta Community to partner and build a lasting relationship with the company and connect our residents and businesses with this fiber network,” commented City of Sparta Mayor Sidney Gullion.
The ISP notes that the new fiber network will be delivering gigabit internet speeds that are essential for individuals to access education, employment, and healthcare opportunities. Broadband internet also stands to form an important part of the community's present and future economic development efforts to attract and retain growing businesses.
“I want to thank altafiber for its investment in Gallatin County. We are excited to connect our residents and businesses to the world of fiber,” said Gallatin County Judge Executive Ryan Morris. “This has been a long process and I am thankful for altafiber and its recognition that our community had a need for fiber connectivity. I look forward to the continued relationship.”
Cincinnati Bell this year transitioned to doing fiber broadband business as “altafiber” in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The company delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic network, including high-speed internet, video, voice and data services. Since 2010, altafiber has invested more than $1.5 billion into expanding its fiber network in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
“altafiber appreciates our relationship with Gallatin County leadership, and we are proud to provide more connectivity for residents and businesses in this community through the fiber network,” concluded Jason Praeter, president and general manager of altafiber’s Network Division.