Free laptops available for use at center
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 11, 2017) — A grand opening was held for the PNC Gigabit Experience Center, which gives Louisville residents access to wireless high-speed internet. Laptops are available free of charge and technology courses will be offered. The pilot version of the PNC Gigabit Experience Center will be open through July.
“The growth of Louisville’s digital economy must be inclusive of all residents no matter their ZIP code—for the budding entrepreneurs and innovators of today and for the families of tomorrow,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “The PNC Gigabit Experience Center allows residents of Russell and the entire city realize the potential that technology has for the future of our community and economy.”
The PNC Gigabit Experience Center is part of Louisville Metro’s digital inclusion strategy, which includes efforts to increase home internet access and train residents with fundamental skills of the 21st Century.
Other efforts include the launch of free public Wi-Fi in the Russell neighborhood, an interactive data map and community dialogue on redlining and the Kentucky Wired projects recommended in Mayor Fischer’s 2017-18 budget. The ultimate goal of the digital inclusion strategy is to create equity in access to technology and the internet for all Louisville residents.