Mayor announces launch of free outdoor Wi-Fi service in Russell neighborhood
Mayor Greg Fischer, joined by representatives of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and Russell area residents, announced today that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has launched free outdoor Wi-Fi throughout the Russell neighborhood.
“In today’s world, fast internet is as necessary as any utility — for work, for learning, for health,” Mayor Fischer said. “Unfortunately, we know that far too many people, especially people in low-income neighborhoods, are being put further behind because they do not have reliable, fast internet. This is another step toward Louisville becoming a city of greater equity, where every person can reach their full potential.”
The Wi-Fi program is funded through a $400,000 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant awarded to the city through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.