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Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Launches Online Video Services From HBO®, HBO GO® And MAX GO®

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), the region’s leading provider of communications services for homes and businesses, today announced that premium online video destinations HBO GO® and MAX GO® are now available at no additional cost to Fioptics video customers who subscribe to HBO® and/or Cinemax®. Qualifying Fioptics customers will have free, unlimited access to the corresponding online services at any time, on any computer in the United States with a high-speed Internet connection, and iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® as well as select Android™ devices. In addition, HBO subscribers can enjoy even more ways to watch on Xbox 360®, Samsung Smart TVs™ Roku® and Kindle Fire.

“HBO GO is one of the most popular requests we receive from Fioptics customers and we’re pleased to now offer this exciting service for them,” said Michael Morrison, Director of Fioptics at Cincinnati Bell. “As we continue to expand our Fioptics footprint we plan to offer even more services that enhance the customer’s viewing experience.”

HBO GO, which offers more than 1700 titles online, allows Fioptics’ authenticated HBO customers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO shows including current series like Game of Thrones ® , True Blood ® , and Boardwalk Empire ® , classics like The Sopranos ® , Sex and the City ® and Deadwood ® , plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, and specials as well as a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.

HBO’s sister service, MAX GO, adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, providing instant access to hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites, the MAX After Dark series as well as new and exclusive, primetime high-impact drama series like Strike Back℠, specifically created for the channel.

With the online services, Fioptics customers get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the networks; the ability to create a “Watchlist” that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing; bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; and customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format. In addition, HBO GO can be personalized through a “Series Pass ® ” capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.

HBO GO and MAX GO are the latest additions to HBO’s digital offerings and a perfect complement to HBO On Demand ® and Cinemax On Demand ® with even more viewing choices. On both services, most programming is available in high definition.

To access online, Fioptics customers who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax can go to HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com , or simply log onto the App Store or Google Play. Subscribers can sign in with their My Account user ID and password and are validated through Clearleap Inc.’s authentication solution. After validation, customers can then make their viewing selection and begin watching.

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions—including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet, entertainment, and wireless services—that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and Singapore. For more information, please visit  www.cincinnatibell.com .

HBO GO ®  and MAX GO ®  are only accessible in the US where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. ©2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO ® , Cinemax ®  and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

iPad ® , iPhone ®  and iPod touch ®  are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Android TM  is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HBO GO is not compatible with all models of Samsung ®  Smart TVs.

Roku and the Roku logo are trademarks of Roku Inc. in the United States and other countries.

For Xbox 360 ®  users, an Xbox LIVE ®  Gold subscription and HBO subscription through participating TV providers, are required.

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