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Louisville’s leading the way towards digital inclusion


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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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.