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CBTS Begins Operations at Lebanon, Ohio Data Center Facility


World-Class 50,000 Square Foot Data Center Facility

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2009-- CBTS, the technology solutions division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) and a leading provider of data center services, is now providing premier data center services to Fortune 1000 companies in 25,000 square feet of its newly opened Lebanon, Ohio data center facility. Located approximately 25 miles north of Cincinnati, the Lebanon data center offers collocation, disaster recovery, network and proactive monitoring and management. An additional 25,000 square feet of capacity is ready to receive additional customers.

The Lebanon facility is connected via a state-of-the-art DWDM network to CBTS’ five other Greater Cincinnati data center facilities for redundancy. The network is capable of supporting real-time replication between the data centers within the region which, in addition to its collocation offerings, makes it a premium facility for disaster recovery. The CBTS facilities undergo rigorous annual certifications including SAS70, HIPPA, and PCI compliance.

“CBTS is excited to offer this world-class facility to organizations where redundancy, security and availability are paramount,” said John Burns, President of CBTS. “The combination of the technical expertise of our service team with our investment in highest caliber data center assets provides a compelling offering for our customers.”

CBTS certified technicians manage the day-to-day operations of the data center facilities on a 24x7x365 basis. Security guards are positioned at the facility entrance and building entrance. CBTS utilizes state-of-the-art monitoring and management tools to provide 100% uptime service agreements. As a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell, which has provided critical utility services to customers for over 135 years, CBTS is well positioned to provide data center solutions that have the same level of criticality.

“The Lebanon facility has the capacity, flexibility and power to meet our customers’ business goals and objectives, while saving the customer an expensive capital outlay if they were to update or build their own data center,” said Steve Herman, Vice President of Data Center Development.

About CBTS

A subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell Inc., CBTS combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end to end information technology deployment. The CBTS business model is focused on assisting our clients in increasing operational efficiency and productivity while reducing overall expense. CBTS data centers include six premier facilities and five hosting facilities. For more information, visit

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) provides integrated communications solutions - including local, long distance, data, Internet, wireless and entertainment services - that help keep residential and business customers connected with each other and with the world.

In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services. Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit

Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.

For Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Lisa McLaughlin, 513-368-1860