Innovation

 

2018 highlights:

Louisville is among cities that are “redefining the role of the public-sector technology leader at the city level. They’re looking beyond the nuts and bolts of IT, exploring creative ways to leverage their technology investments, and building new, more effective coalitions.

  • Louisville Fiber Information Technology or (LFIT) project is working to build miles of fiber optic cable throughout our city to improve services, boost digital inclusion and increase opportunities for new providers to enter the Louisville market.
  • We signed up more than 500 families for low-cost home  internet and distributed more than 350 donated, refurbished computers to families in need. And we partnered with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority to establish home internet connections for nearly 4,000 LMHA residents.
  • Louisville Downtown Partnership unveiled CityPost digital kiosks throughout downtown, part of a communication network that broadcasts real-time, location-based information and alerts to residents and visitors.
  • In partnership with Google Fiber and 1804 Entrepreneur City, Love City, Inc., a community center and business and technology incubation space, opened in Portland, providing ultra-high-speed internet and programs that promote economic sustainability.
  • We crafted innovative new legislation to modernize our communications and cable television franchises and combine them into a new joint franchise.
  • SmartAsset ranked Louisville as a Top City for Women in technology Louisville received Silver Certification from What Works Cities for its use of data.
  • Louisville was honored with a First Place Digital Experience Award from the Center for Digital Government for its website and digital services
  • Louisville was awarded the 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant
  • Governing magazine recognized Louisville as a “Top Performer” in its Equipt to Innovate Report and best in class in the Race-Informed category