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: August 1, 2003

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


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

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

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

FORM 8-K                                                    CINCINNATI BELL INC.


        Cincinnati Bell Inc. announced on July 31, 2003 the election of Bruce L.
Byrnes, vice chairman of the board and president of Global Beauty Care and
Global Health Care of Procter and Gamble, to the Company's Board of Directors
effective August 1, 2003. A copy of the Company's press release is attached as
Exhibit 99.1

        Cincinnati Bell Inc. announced that it will launch two exchange offers
on Friday, August 1, 2003. Cincinnati Bell will offer to exchange shares of its
common stock for all of the outstanding shares of 12 1/2% Series B Junior
Exchangeable Preferred Stock of its BRCOM Inc. (f/k/a Broadwing Communications
Inc.) subsidiary. It will also offer to exchange shares of its common stock for
the entire outstanding aggregate principal amount of 9% Senior Subordinated
Notes due 2008 of BRCOM. A copy of the Company's press release is attached as
Exhibit 99.2


        Lawrence J. Bouman is resigning from the board of directors effective
August 1, 2003. Bouman joined the board in 2001 when the scope of the company
became national. He will pursue other board opportunities now that the company
has returned to a local focus.


        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.

                            CINCINNATI BELL INC.

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

Date:  August 1, 2003

                                  Exhibit Index

          Exhibit No.                        Exhibit                         Page No.
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             99.1                 Press Release of the Company
                                        dated July 31, 2003

             99.2                 Press Release of the Company
                                        dated August 1, 2003