Cincinnati Bell partners with Oregon District to install free public WiFi, security cameras

DAYTON — Cincinnati Bell is partnering with the Oregon District Business Association to donate upfront charges to install free public WiFi.

The Smart City solution includes installing fiber optics for free public WiFi in the Oregon District and software to support local businesses and help drive economic development, Cincinnati Bell announced in a news release.

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Public WiFi will extend on Fifth Street from Wayne Avenue to Patterson Boulevard.

Cameras also will be installed throughout the business district, alleys and parking lots to support law enforcement safety initiatives.

“Cincinnati Bell is committed to supporting the city of Dayton and Oregon District Business Association,” said Jason Praeter, president and general manager of Cincinnati Bell’s entertainment and communications business. “As a lifelong Dayton resident currently residing in Bellbrook, I am especially proud that Cincinnati Bell is a part of this important project.”

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Cincinnati Bell is donating the upfront charges for the Smart City solution over the next to to three months.

“We are so incredibly grateful for Cincinnati Bell’s generosity,” said Kyle Babirad, president of the Oregon District Business Association. “The importance of connectivity within the Oregon District cannot be overstated. Cincinnati Bell’s work with us improves our ability to connect with each other and with the broader Dayton community.”