August 16, 2011
Cincinnati Bell provides advanced fiber-optic technology for 2011 Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks
This will be the 5th year in a row for the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks and the 35th year for Cincinnati’s Labor Day Fireworks on the riverfront. An estimated 500,000 people are expected to be river side for one of the world’s most outstanding fireworks displays.
In addition to being the title sponsor of the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks, Cincinnati Bell is proud to provide the advanced fiber-optic technology to broadcast the fireworks live.
Cincinnati Bell provides the entire fiber-optic structure for FOX19 and WEBN, specifically for the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks to broadcast live from the riverfront. Everything from WEBN's live radio broadcast to FOX 19’s remote cameras will run through Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics network.
Cincinnati Bell launched Fioptics in 2008 and it’s currently available to over 80,000 households. Cincinnati Bell plans to steadily expand its Fioptics coverage as it completes necessary network upgrades. Fioptics includes digital television, broadband Internet and home phone service delivered through a fiber-optics network.
For attendees with Cincinnati Bell wireless service, Cincinnati Bell brings in cell phone relay towers for both sides of the Ohio River to ensure wireless customers have the best experience possible.
The Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks are a popular hometown event, but transportation can be challenge. That’s why Cincinnati Bell is giving you a chance to win The Fastest Way to the Fireworks! Two winners and their guests will win a Stratus Helicopter ride from a local airport to an exclusive landing site on the Ohio side. The winners will then be escorted to front-row seats on the Serpentine Wall, complete with access to a VIP hospitality area with food and refreshments.
Enter to win at http://facebook.com/cincinnatibell or at any participating Cincinnati Bell retail stores. Entries will be received until 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28th.
The 2011 Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks will commence at 9:05 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4th. Fox 19 / WXIX will also telecast the fireworks live in HD.