WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                        Date of Report: December 11, 2002

                                 BROADWING INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                  Ohio                             1-8519               31-1056105
      (State or other jurisdiction        (Commission File Number)     (IRS Employer
           of incorporation)                                        Identification No.)

         201 East Fourth Street
            Cincinnati, Ohio                                               45202
(Address of principal executive offices)                                (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (513) 397-9900

FORM 8-K                                                         BROADWING INC.


On December 5, 2002, William A. Friedlander retired as a Director of the
Broadwing Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Friedlander served as a Director since
April, 1986. Effective with Mr. Friedlander's retirement the Board of Directors
resolved to reduce the size of the board to eleven members.

Broadwing Inc. (NYSE: BRW) issued a press release on December 10, 2002
announcing that it has signed an agreement with investment funds managed by
Goldman, Sachs & Co. to provide $200 million in financing to Broadwing in the
form of Senior Subordinated Discount Notes due in 2009. A copy of the press
release is attached as Exhibit 99(i).


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                            BROADWING INC.

                            By: /s/ Jeffrey C. Smith
                                Jeffrey C. Smith
                                Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel
                                and Corporate Secretary

Date:  December 11, 2002