Cincinnati Bell
  • DSL & Fiber ISP
  • Customizable bundles
  • Fixed-pricing available
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Cincinnati Bell Overview

Based in Ohio, Cincinnati Bell is a local internet service provider that offers internet, digital TV, and phone services to both residential and business customers. It prides itself on providing flexible options to fit any lifestyle and budget. Explore the benefits of Cincinnati Bell below to see if it’s right for you.


Cincinnati Bell Internet

  • Plans starting at $39.99/mo.
  • Internet speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 250 Mbps

Cincinnati Bell TV

  • Up to 330+ channels
  • Fioptics TV Everywhere app
  • 2 free additional HD boxes

Cincinnati Bell Bundles

  • Bundles starting at $69.99/mo.
  • HBO Max add-on available
  • Free Amazon Firestick 4K included

Cincinnati Bell Internet: Affordable Fiber Internet

If you’re looking for fast internet at a price point that won’t break the bank, consider signing up for Cincinnati Bell. Considered the fastest fiber internet provider in its service area, Bell offers plans starting at just $39.99/mo. Speed tiers include download speeds up to 1000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 250 Mbps, more than enough bandwidth for users working from home, connecting to multiple devices at once, or streaming often.

For those who prefer keeping things simple, Cincinnati Bell offers customizable bundles, so you can consolidate all of your services into one bill. Get fiber internet, digital TV, and phone services the entire family can enjoy, with price locks and unlimited data included.

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Cincinnati Bell Coverage Area

Cincinnati Bell’s primary coverage area spans just three inland states. These include Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. With over 140 years of experience in the telecom industry and a fiber network of more than 8,000 square miles, Cincinnati Bell is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line speeds to its customers. Its service is available to an estimated 450,000 households today. In addition, Cincinnati Bell expanded its company portfolio in 2018 by acquiring Hawaiian Telecom, the ILEC provider for all of Hawaii. Still, these two ISPs operate independently of one another.


  • check_circleNo data caps
  • check_circle3-year fixed price option available


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  • cancelNo symmetrical speeds

Cincinnati Bell Company Details

Founded in 1873 as a telegraph company, Cincinnati Bell is now one of the largest fiber internet providers in Ohio. For many years, it was a part of the Bell System franchisee and was named the Cincinnati and Suburban Bell Telegraph Company until shortening its name in 1971. Cincinnati Bell made the jump in 1990 to incorporate emerging technologies such as fiber internet and digital TV into its product suite and continues to grow to this day. Most recently, Cincinnati Bell acquired Hawaiian Telecom to expand its footprint, although, Hawaiian Telecom still operates under its own name. Bell now holds the #1 spot in Ohio for the fastest internet speeds, with its main competitor being Spectrum. Cincinnati Bell offers internet plans of up to 1 Gbps download speed and 250 Mbps upload speed and bonus features such as unlimited data and price locks to fit any household budget.

Cincinnati Bell Customer Support

Cincinnati Bell offers 24/7 customer support to new and existing customers. You can reach a representative for support via phone, live chat, text, or email. In addition, you can access their Cincinnati Bell Support page online for FAQs and resources. To speak with a technician, you can dial 513-566-4101 day or night.

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Cincinnati Bell FAQs

Cincinnati Bell provides both fiber and DSL internet connection types. Its main focus, however, is on its fiber-optic network, which Cincinnati Bell refers to as “Fioptics” internet.

No. Cincinnati Bell internet service does not have a data limit, so you can enjoy your connection to the fullest.

Yes. Cincinnati Bell charges a monthly equipment fee of $8.99 per month for its fioptics router. Customers also have the option to add a Premium Upgrade to their internet plan for $14.99 per month. This equipment bundle includes whole-home WiFi, a wireless router, Wirecare, and internet Security.

Cincinnati Bell’s immediate service area covers parts of Ohio, northern Kentucky, and eastern Indiana. Its fiber network is available to an estimated 450,000 households in this region.

In addition, Cincinnati Bell recently acquired Hawaiian Telecom in 2018, which is the largest ILEC internet service provider in Hawaii. While Hawaii Telecom still operates under its own name, Cincinnati Bell owns this provider network as well and is available to over 1.2 million customers.

Yes. Cincinnati Bell offers 1, 2, and 3-year contracts that guarantee a fixed price for you and your family.

Fioptics is the name Cincinnati Bell uses to describe its fiber-optic network. Most of its internet plans run on a fiber connection and are referred to as “Fioptic internet.”