technology http://wfpl.org en Metro Council Slows Efforts To Bring Ultra High-Speed Internet to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/metro-council-slows-efforts-bring-ultra-high-speed-internet-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Efforts to begin </span><a href="/post/louisville-one-step-closer-ultra-high-speed-internet" style="line-height: 1.5;">installing ultra high-speed internet service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Louisville hit a snag at a Metro Council committee meeting this week.</span></p><p>The council's Public Works, Bridges and Transportation committee declined to vote Wednesday on awarding three franchise agreements to companies that wish to begin running fiber cables to residential and commercial properties.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:54:05 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9791 at http://wfpl.org Metro Council Slows Efforts To Bring Ultra High-Speed Internet to Louisville Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-takes-step-quest-faster-internet <p>Louisville officials are taking another step in an effort to bring <a href="/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-more-faster-internet-louisville">ultra high speed internet service to the city.</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9145 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent http://wfpl.org/post/code-louisville-aims-expand-regions-available-tech-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aaron Wyatt wanted to learn how to develop computer software so fiercely that he almost went to San Francisco to spend $18,000 on a six-month program. &nbsp;But then, a similar program was offered in Louisville.</span></p><p>"It kept me home," he said.</p><p>Plus, it was free and took nearly half the time.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8900 at http://wfpl.org Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Aiming to Protect Student Data http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-aiming-protect-student-data <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A bill aimed to protect student data unanimously passed the Kentucky Senate last week and will now head to the House for consideration.</p><p>State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, a Lebanon Republican, sponsored the bill that primarily concentrates on monitoring information collected by third-party technology companies.</p><p>“We’re concerned about the storage of student data, aka the cloud,” he said.&nbsp; “We know for a fact that some of that data is being sold and we just want to make sure that student data is private,” Higdon said.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:19:05 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8603 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Aiming to Protect Student Data Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-more-faster-internet-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Government is looking to bring faster Internet connections to homes and businesses in the city.</span></p><p>The faster connections would make business operations easier and allow residents to apply for high-tech, work-from-home jobs at companies based outside of Louisville. And while competitiveness and economic development are the focus, the side effect of the mayor’s plan could be another Internet provider operating in Louisville.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:08:35 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7564 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville Greater Clark Schools Prepares To Give Every 3-12 Student Their Own Computer http://wfpl.org/post/greater-clark-schools-prepares-give-every-3-12-student-their-own-computer <p>Greater Clark County Schools is preparing to roll out its new initiative that will put nearly 8,000 laptop computers into the hands of its students.</p><p>“This allows learning to take place no matter where the student is at. No matter what the student is doing they will have a device that they can go to, to help them gain access to the wealth of knowledge that is out there,” says Brett Clark, GCCS technology director.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:10:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6000 at http://wfpl.org Greater Clark Schools Prepares To Give Every 3-12 Student Their Own Computer JCPS Students, Teachers and Parents Connect Through Technology http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-students-teachers-and-parents-connect-through-technology <p>Jefferson County Public Schools students will begin the year this week with 1,770 iPads in over a dozen different schools.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57072412&amp;show_artwork=true" width="500"></iframe></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:04:42 +0000 Devin Katayama 1391 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Students, Teachers and Parents Connect Through Technology Louisville Puts Economic Data Online http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-puts-economic-data-online <p>Metro Government has launched a website that features charts of local economic data.</p><p>The <a href="http://ksdc.louisville.edu/joomla2/index.php/presentations/dashboard#">site features</a> information from the Kentucky State Data Center, and some of it is painful.&nbsp;For instance, looking through the site, you can see that population growth has slowed, wages have dropped and employment remained flat for most of the time after the recession (but it is on the upswing now).&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:13:33 +0000 Gabe Bullard 687 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Puts Economic Data Online New Concrete Developed in Kentucky Could Save Lives http://wfpl.org/post/new-concrete-developed-kentucky-could-save-lives <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Researchers at the University of Kentucky and a Georgetown company have developed a quick-setting concrete that could help engineers and first responders stabilize structures in emergency situations. The product is called Tekcrete Fast.</span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:19:28 +0000 Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio 628 at http://wfpl.org New Concrete Developed in Kentucky Could Save Lives