Frequently asked questions about altafiber (2024)

What should I know about the name change and how it impacts your deep roots in the community?

We understand that the brand “Cincinnati Bell” has equity throughout Greater Cincinnati. That said, the brand no longer reflects our transformation into a technology company that is investing billions of dollars into a fiber network that will blanket our operating territory. Our investment in fiber will position altafiber to serve this area for the next 150 years.

While the name will change, our commitment to the communities we serve, and our corporate culture, stays the same. altafiber and its employees will continue to support community initiatives – particularly those that provide increased access to education, employment, and healthcare opportunities – and remain passionate about sustainability, safety, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

If the company will be expanding its fiber footprint more rapidly, when can I expect to receive fiber-based Internet at my home? Is there somewhere I can check?

We are committed to rapidly expanding our fiber network within our operating service areas. Our goal within the next 5 years is to have fiber available to every home and business. Click here to enter your information and one of our Fioptics Specialists will reach out to advise of the products and services available at your location.

What changes will I see and when with respect to your website, your customer service, billing, and other ways I interact with your company?

Today’s announcement is the first step in what will be a 6-9 month transition of our brand to altafiber. Our branding will continue as Cincinnati Bell for the time being, but we will leverage various marketing assets to remind customers that we are in the process of transitioning to altafiber.

For example, when customers access our web page, they will see a splash page announcing the transition, and then be directed back to the current web site so they can continue their business with our company. When customers call our support lines, our welcome message will include a reminder of the impending brand change before the customer is transferred to a customer service representative.

What impact will the name change have on me?

The name change will have minimal impacts on customers, other than we are committed to building out our fiber infrastructure and bringing enhanced Internet products to the communities we service. Our processes, policies, and procedures will remain the same with regard to serving our customers. You will send your bill payment to the same place, you will receive your bill as you always have, you will still be able to call, chat, or e-mail us for any help you might need. We are still your local home town company and our employees are your friends, family members, and neighbors in your community.

Will this change how I contact you for support?

No. All of our contact numbers, email and chat links will remain the same for now.

Are the social media links (Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, YouTube) or your website address changing? If I choose to contact you via social media, should I still tag cincinnatibell or should I tag altafiber?

Yes. All of our social media pages - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok etc. - have now changed to @altafiber. Please tag or mention altafiber with any images or questions you may have.

Will the URL and log in information for MyAccount or your website change?

Not at this time. If a change happens in the future, you will receive a notification prior to any changes being made.

Should I change payments to go to altafiber now?

Not at this time. If a change happens in the future, you will receive a notification prior to any changes being made.

Will monthly bills be changing?

We will continue to bill you in the same format you are currently billed. You will see our branding change reflected on your bill over the coming months. Additionally, we are in the process of enhancing our current bill view, which will be released this summer.

If I have a contract with you, is it still valid?

Yes, at this time there will not be any changes to contracts.

Will account numbers remain the same?


Are your apps on cell phones changing?

Not at this time. If a change happens in the future, your will receive a notification prior to any changes being made.

Will,, email be changing to

No, your email address will not be changing.

When will the brand name change on corporate buildings, retail stores, and vehicles?

We will be updating the signage on our office building, retail stores, and vehicles over the coming months.

Will you raise my prices as a result of this change?

Providing our customers with the great service they have come to expect remains our number one priority. We work hard on your behalf to hold prices as low as possible. Due to rising TV content costs and continued upgrades to our network, a necessary rate increase may happen from time to time. We value you and are committed to providing you with the latest products and technical advancements, while maintaining the highest level of reliability and service.

Will the order I placed before the rebrand still be fulfilled?


Who do I contact for more information?

Please send an email to

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Frequently asked questions about altafiber (2024)


Why did my Altafiber bill increase? ›

We know seeing an increase on your monthly bill is never a welcome sight. Due to increasing TV programming costs that altafiber pays on a per subscriber basis for each channel in our lineup, a portion of these increases must be passed on to TV subscribers.

What type of internet connection is altafiber? ›

Fiber is a type of cabling altafiber uses to transmit internet, video, and phone services to your house in an area that has been upgraded. It is a technology that transmits information as light pulses along a glass fiber line.

Does altafiber throttle? ›

Is my internet throttled? No! altafiber does not throttle nor have data caps. How to run a speed test?

Can I cancel altafiber anytime? ›

Subject to any applicable Additional Terms (including, for example, but not limited to, early cancellation fees), you may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to

Why did my internet bill suddenly go up? ›

Bill change reasons

You likely have activation or upgrade fees. These are in addition to other applicable charges, taxes, and fees. Data overages: Did you go over your wireless or internet data limit? You may have an overage charge.

How much is the WIFI gateway fee for altafiber? ›

All altafiber plans require a $10.99/mo. equipment rental fee for the modem and router, which is a bit higher than other ISPs. Every plan is eligible for altafiber's Whole Home Wi-Fi for an additional $15/mo., which uses wireless mesh technology powered by eero technology.

What kind of router does altafiber use? ›

altafiber's eero Pro 6E gateway provides access to a whole new “traffic lane” for your homes WiFi. The 6 GHz band is not only fast, but spacious.

What equipment is needed for altafiber internet? ›

What equipment do I receive? You will receive a modem from altafiber based upon the level of service you have ordered. Along with the wireless gateway you will get a power cord, Ethernet and phone cables that may be needed during your install.

Does altafiber work with Roku? ›

NOTE: ROKU platform is not supported at this time.

How to check altafiber speed? ›

Visit to test your Internet speed. *Fastest Internet based on up to 2 Gbps download/1 Gbps upload speeds as of 8/3/22.

Does altafiber have data caps? ›

All altafiber internet plans feature free email accounts, no data caps, and the ability to stream on at least 15 devices.

How can I tell if I'm being throttled? ›

Signs of Internet Throttling
  1. Some websites are blocked or don't work right.
  2. Download speeds have slowed.
  3. Certain websites or services are slower than others.
  4. Streams buffer or lag.
  5. Your internet speeds slow down from time to time.
  6. Your Wi-Fi connection breaks or gives a choppy signal.
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Why did my Altafiber bill go up? ›

As a result of local broadcast TV stations increasing the rates to altafiber to distribute their signals to our customers, we implement a Broadcast TV Surcharge to recover some of the costs.

Does altafiber offer TV? ›

When combined with internet service, the altafiber basic TV plan is free. You must purchase internet service and subscribe to eBill to qualify for free TV; eBill is required to receive the full promotional discount.

Who owns Alta Fiber? ›

Why did my budget billing go up? ›

Does the Budget Billing amount ever increase or decrease? Budget Billing performs a review of your usage every four months. This ensures you are paying a monthly average of your usage and costs throughout the year. If your energy usage or costs change significantly, we adjust your Budget Billing amount.

How does the wifi bill go up? ›

There are several reasons to explain why your Wi-Fi bill went up. The promotional price for your internet package could have expired. Your internet provider may be imposing an annual price hike on your plan. Or you may have exceeded your data cap for the month, leading to overage charges.

What is the late fee for altafiber? ›

How much is the late fee payment? Late payment fees are assessed on any amount over $10.00 not paid within 5 days of the due date in the amount of 2% of the balance or $13.95, whichever is greater.

What is a TV broadcast surcharge? ›

The Broadcast TV Surcharge is a pass-through fee reflecting charges from local broadcast or affiliate TV stations. While these stations distribute their signals over the air using free spectrum granted by the federal government, they charge us significant amounts to carry them.

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