Valicenti and Shapiro to Speak about LexGig Initative

On Monday, February 26, 2018 the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky hosted a guest lecture with two city officials who are a part of LexGig, an initiative that is bringing high-speed, gigabit Internet to Lexington, Kentucky as soon as summer of 2018. 

The main speakers, Aldona Valicenti, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer in the Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray have been meeting the past three years to talk about ways they could improve broadband access in the community. 

Click here to access the press release in UKNow, "Leaders of LexGig Speaking at UK About Fiber Optic Network." 

Click here to access the article by Noah Oldham of the KyKernel, "Lexington to Become Largest City with Gigabit Internet Speeds, City Leaders Say."