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Louisville’s leading the way towards digital inclusion


Year 1 of the Digital Inclusion Plan: What we got done

It's been a big first year for the digital inclusion plan. We have had numerous successes including a $2 million investment in West Louisville, over 400 low-cost internet sign ups, and 350 computer refurbishments. Check out what else we have accomplished over the last year by following the link below. 

Year 1 Recap

Listen to Mayor Fischer talk about Digital Inclusion and Google Fiber's launch

Hear from Mayor Fischer and Chief of Civic Innovation Grace Simrall about how digital inclusion and world-class digital infrastructure is essential to the future of our community.

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Louisville Metro Housing Authority Joins ConnectHome

On August 21, 2017, Louisville Metro Housing Authority was selected to join the new ConnectHome Nation cohort alongside 30 other communities. These communities were chosen after an open application process and review by EveryoneOn.  “ConnectHome and now ConnectHome Nation is a first of its kind, public-private partnership that is committed to ending the digital divide in public housing across the United States,” said Chike Aguh, chief executive officer of EveryoneOn. “We are so excited to welcome this new cohort of communities who are committed to changing the life trajectory of some of the most in need in our country. These communities' commitment to ConnectHome Nation shows that when you collaborate across public and private sectors, you can solve any problem.”

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Start Up Weekend Coming To PNC Gigabit Experience Center

Louisville will host its 11th Startup Weekend in October, marking a milestone for the Louisville startup community.This will be the 11th consecutive event for the Louisville chapter of Startup Weekend, which is more than any other chapter has held, according to a news release.The event will kick off in the evening of Friday, Oct. 13, and will go through the evening Sunday, Oct. 15. It will be at the new PNC Gigabit Experience Center in the Russell neighborhood. The center boasts fiber internet connection. Buy a ticket or register to compete at

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Gigabit Experience Center coming to Russell Neighborhood

At the Gigabit Experience Center, Louisville residents will be able to discover high-speed internet as a community. The gigabit speeds will allow for hundreds, if not thousands, of personal devices on its network simultaneously. This capability will allow for in-person interactions fueled by instantaneous online collaboration on digital projects and learning experiences.

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City and partners launch crowd-sourced speed test

Louisville Metro Government’s OPI2 Innovation Team, PowerUp Labs and other partners today launched a new web-based application aimed to increase transparency about Internet service quality in Louisville. collects and will share user-generated information about local broadband service speeds, rates and service quality in our community. The website will help citizens, businesses, policymakers and others better understand where Louisville residents can access high-quality Internet service, and where there are needs.

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Public WiFi available in Russell Neighborhood

Free Wi-Fi is now up and running in the Russell neighborhood. Mayor Greg Fischer held a news conference to announce the city's latest move to expand Internet access to residents and businesses in low-income areas. The announcement is part of a pilot project to bring free Internet to west Louisville. Those three access points are at America's finest filters, which is located at 2910 West Jefferson Street, 2927 West Market Street, which is bridged from America's finest filters and the Kentucky Recovery Resource Center, which is at 2501 West Market Street. It will bring increased access to about 1,000 people.

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Get in Touch

Interested in what we’re doing? Have an idea to achieve digital inclusion in Louisville? Get in touch with our Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation.