Free Wi-Fi kiosks to bring 'smart city' media to Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville Downtown Partnership has unveiled the first phase of CityPost digital kiosks in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at 400 West Market Plaza, located at the corner of Fourth and Jefferson Streets, according to a press release.

The digital kiosks are part of a communication network that broadcasts real-time, location-based information and alerts to provide safer, better-connected pubic digital solutions. "Smart media" is delivered through a public-facing network powered by interactive 55-inch smart signs and a companion mobile application.

"Among other terrific benefits, we are particularly thrilled to bring free Wi-Fi hotspots to downtown, as well as improved wayfinding, and enhanced safety and security," LDP Executive Director Rebecca Matheny said in the release.

Louisville CityPost digital kiosks will offer an entire downtown business directory, restaurant and hotel information, visitor attraction and museum listings, and Louisville metro government service contact information. Louisville CityPost will also include an updated calendar of special events through a partnership with Louisville Public Media and its "Do502" event platform.

The first phase of the Louisville CityPost rollout will include nine kiosks primarily located on Fourth and Jefferson Streets. Additional kiosks will be added throughout 2018 as construction and streetscape projects are completed. Ultimately, Louisville CityPost digital kiosks will be located throughout the urban core.

"Our downtown is booming, and I'm thrilled with this innovative effort to keep our workers, residents and visitors informed about all of the great places and events to enjoy here," Mayor Greg Fischer said in the press release. "And offering free Wi-Fi hotspots is a nice complement to our digital inclusion work."

Louisville CityPost, in partnership with Duke Energy One, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart City Media LLC. To help foster local engagement and curate relevant content, LDP is working with Louisville Public Media, Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fund for the Arts and other partners.

Topics: Customer Experience, Government, Internet Access Kiosk, Networking / Connectivity, Outdoor Kiosks, Wayfinding / Information

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