Louisville receives new internet-connected coffee shop

June 2, 2017 by  

A new coffee shop with internet access, called the PNC Gigabit Experience Center, opened in Louisville, Kentucky on May 10.

The center was built by organizations such as the LCCC and the PNC Foundation in the Russell neighborhood as a way to help those who are suffering economically to have access to technology that they would otherwise not be able to use. This technology will help them to find jobs and collaborate on business projects.

Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, said about the PNC Gigabit Experience Center:

“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. The PNC Gigabit Experience Center allows residents of Russell and the entire city [to] realize the potential that technology has for the future of our community and economy.”

The PNC Gigabit Experience Center features a modern furniture and layout, high-speed internet, laptops that visitors can use while at the center, and coffee, which is now currently being provided by the Heine Brothers’ coffee shop while the center finds a way to provide its own coffee and food. The center is open Mondays through Saturdays at 9:00 am and reamins open until nighttime, except for on Saturdays, when the center shuts at 2:00 pm.

For more information about the PNC Gigabit Experience Center, or to view a picture that provides a glimpse of the center’s design and shows banners explaining the purpose behind it, visit the Government Technology website.