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Posted on: September 15, 2021

ArtsConnect Now Has Free WiFi for Guests through Cincinnati Bell


Springfield Township is proud to announce a partnership with Cincinnati Bell that will help realize the first phase of a “Smart City” vision and bring free public Wi-Fi to Springfield Township’s ArtsConnect Center and the Grove Event Center as part of a broader effort to engage and inform visitors and residents. 


In partnership with Springfield Township, Cincinnati Bell’s UniCity Smart City practice has installed a Smart City solution with Wi-Fi coverage in the interior space of the ArtsConnect and Grove Event Center facilities.   The community may log on through a splash page at “_SpringfieldTownshipFreeWiFi.”


This project will allow Springfield Township to connect with, engage, and inform visitors and residents; drive more activity and visits; and ultimately help the local community thrive.


Springfield Township is the latest city to partner with UniCity and implement a Smart City solution. UniCity also has partnerships with Wyoming, Fairborn, Covington, Dayton’s Oregon District, Housing Authority of Covington, Village of Lockland, Montgomery County, and Boone County. To learn more about UniCity, please click here.


“The pandemic has brought on increased needs for online connectivity. The UniCity solution provides the visitors of The Grove Event Center and ArtsConnect a free, secure Internet connection and expands our capacity for larger-scale business meetings and classes with fast and reliable internet service,” said Kim Flamm, Director of ArtsConnect. 

“Cincinnati Bell has been connecting businesses and customers for almost 150 years, and our Wi-Fi and Smart City partnership with Springfield Township continues this tradition,” said Jason Praeter, President of Cincinnati Bell’s Entertainment & Communications business. “Connectivity is particularly critical given the challenges we are facing as a community, and Cincinnati Bell and UniCity are proud to be working with leadership from Springfield Township on this important initiative.”


About Springfield Township

Centrally located in the heart of Hamilton County, Springfield Township is home to over 36,000 residents. The community includes portions of seven public school districts, the area's top-rated private academic institutions and the county’s second largest park. With access to I75, Cross County Highway and I275, Springfield Township is a short drive to the biggest sporting events, shopping destinations, entertainment venues, universities and restaurants the area has to offer. To learn more about living Center To It All, visit,, @SpringfieldTwp on Twitter and at 

About ArtsConnect and The Grove Event Center

The Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council (D.B.A. ArtsConnect) formed in 2012 by resolution of the Springfield Township Board of Trustees to create an engaged and vibrant community through the arts and events. As a non-profit in partnership with Springfield Township, ArtsConnect generates all of the arts programming for the community with a full curriculum of arts education for preschool to senior adults. In addition to classes and camps, ArtsConnect facilitates art experiences through public art displays and presents an average of 25 events per year. In 2020, Springfield Township trustees invested in the renovation of existing facility space for a dedicated arts center to expand ArtsConnect’s capacity and overall impact. Arts Center amenities include a new pottery studio, woodshop, gallery & plenty of well-designed classroom spaces. 

The Grove Event Center is a spacious, beautifully decorated hall for public and private events. Rentals of The Grove support the operations of the Arts Center. 

 About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic network including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawai’i. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.

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