Ericsson to Support Cincinnati Bell Ringtones

Ericsson will host, manage and provide content for Cincinnati Bell Inc.’s ringback tone service. Ericsson will perform systems integration, hosting and day-to-day management of the service from its operations center in Plano, Texas. Also, the service will feature content from Ericsson’s music and entertainment partners. Based on Ericsson’s Personalized Greeting Service platform, Cincinnati Bell Wireless […]

PNG Places 56th on Cincinnati 100

PowerNet Global, the Ohio-based CLEC, for the third consecutive year has placed on the Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and Cincinnati Enquirer list of largest and fastest-growing privately held companies in the Cincinnati area. PNG this year places 56 out of 100 on the Greater Cincinnati 100 Award directory; last year it ranked No. 40. […]

OnFiber Expands into Cincinnati

OnFiber Communications Inc. has expanded its services into Cincinnati, Ohio. The market is the companys 18th in the United States. OnFiber now has more than 5,000 route miles of fiber optic network across the country. Demand for our services is continuing to increase all across the country, says Michael Guess, COO and co-founder of OnFiber. […]

Broadwing Secures $2.1 Billion in Private Equity;Hires ‘E’ CFO

Posted: 03/2000 Broadwing Secures $2.1 Billion in Private Equity; Hires ‘E’ CFO By Ken Branson Hoping to become considerably more than the sum of its parts, Broadwing Inc. ( continues its metamorphosis. Broadwing, which grew out of the merger late last year of the former Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. and the former IXC Communications Inc., […]

BroadWing Takes Flight — But How High?

Posted: 01/2000 BroadWing Takes Flight — But How High? By Ken Branson "The world’s no longer driven by the big eating the small; it’s now the fast eating the slow," says Rick Ellenberger, president and CEO of BroadWing Inc. Ellenberger believes that BroadWing (, the newly launched amalgam of Cincinnati Bell Inc. and IXC Communications […]


Posted: 01/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES BroadWing Inc. (, the new company formed from the merger of Cincinnati Bell and IXC Communications Inc., has named its executive team. Former president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell Richard G. Ellenberger will remain in that capacity for the new company. Former Cincinnati Bell COO Richard S. Ponti is […]

Business News – IXC Prepares for CBI Merger

Posted: 11/1999 IXC Prepares for CBI Merger By Ken Branson Used-to-bad-news IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, is turning around as it prepares to be acquired by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBI), Cincinnati, in the fourth quarter. In the wake of the news of CBI’s intention to acquire IXC in a $3.2 billion stock swap, a river […]

Business News – CBI To Buy IXC; Carrier Turns from Wholesale Roots

Posted: 09/1999 CBI To Buy IXC; Carrier Turns from Wholesale Roots By Ken Branson John Zrno, president and CEO of IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, already has begun turning the carrier away from its wholesale business, a process he expects will accelerate when IXC’s $3.2 billion acquisition by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBI), Cincinnati, goes through […]

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