Cincinnati Bell Inc is an Ohio corporation incorporated in 1983. The Company completed its initial public offering on January 24, 2013. The Company is a full-service regional provider of entertainment, data and voice communications services and equipment over wireline and wireless networks, a provider of managed and professional information technology services, and a reseller of information technology and telephony equipment. The Company also provides services to business customers with outsourced data center operations including related managed services from its data center facilities. The Company operates in two segments; Entertainment and Communications and IT Services and Hardware. The Entertainment and Communications segment provides products and services such as high-speed internet, data transport local voice, long distance, VoIP, video and other services. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company LLC ("CBT"), a subsidiary of the Company, is the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier ("ILEC") for a geography that covers a radius of approximately 25 miles around Cincinnati, Ohio, and includes parts of northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The segment also provides voice and data services beyond its ILEC territory, particularly in Dayton and Mason, Ohio, through the operations of Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories LLC ("CBET"), a competitive local exchange carrier ("CLEC") and subsidiary of CBT. The Entertainment and Communications segment provides long distance and VoIP services through its Cincinnati Bell Any Distance Inc. ("CBAD") and eVolve Business Solutions LLC ("eVolve") subsidiaries. IT Services and Hardware segment provides managed IT solutions, including managed telephony, network and infrastructure services, equipment sales, and professional IT staffing services. These services and products are provided in various geographic areas throughout the United States and the United Kingdom through the Company's subsidiaries. By offering a full range of equipment and managed services in conjunction with Cincinnati Bell's network expertise, the IT Services and Hardware segment provides end-to-end IT and telecommunications solutions designed to reduce cost and mitigate risk while optimizing performance for its customers. The Entertainment and Communications segment faces competition from other local exchange carriers, wireless service providers, inter-exchange carriers, as well as cable, broadband, and internet service providers. The IT Services and Hardware segment competes against numerous other information technology consulting, web-hosting, and computer system integration companies.
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