Cincinnati Building Fiber Ring, Pursuing Smart City Projects Downtown

As it builds a downtown fiber network, Cincinnati is laying the foundation for improved traffic management and other smart city initiatives, as well as offering the kind of communications infrastructure necessary to further grow the region’s economic development efforts.
“I think it will make our downtown footprint that much more attractive to existing businesses, and people who want to live downtown, as well as businesses that are not currently located in Cincinnati that may say, ‘you know, because you’ve got the power there, and you’ve got the fiber, it would be advantageous for us to look at Cincinnati,’” said Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.