Cincinnati Bell was originally founded in 1873 as the City and Suburban Telegraph Company, since the invention of the telephone was still 3 years away. The name was changed in 1903 to Cincinnati and Suburban Bell Telephone Company. Today, the company offers telephone service, high speed internet, and energy service to retail customers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
The company has more than 3,000 employees and annual revenue in 2011 of $18.6 million. Cincinnati Bell did offer wireless phone service to cell phone customers, however, in April of 2014, the company sold its wireless service to Verizon Communications.
Through a partnership with Veridian Energy, Cincinnati Bell became the first telephone provider retail energy service to its customers. The company states that their energy is entirely wind-generated from local sources.
Cincinnati Bell is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: CBB