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6:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Louisville One Step Closer To Ultra High Speed Internet

Internet Speed Test
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Louisville is set to award franchise agreements to three private companies looking to bring ultra high-speed Internet service to the city.

Companies have submitted proposals to install infrastructure that would support gigabit bandwidth fiber.   The service would provide access to internet speeds up to 100 times faster than what is currently being offered, according to Ted Smith, the director of the city’s Office for Economic Growth and Innovation.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Wants More, Faster Internet in Louisville

An Internet speed test

Louisville Metro Government is looking to bring faster Internet connections to homes and businesses in the city.

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.

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Local News
10:28 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Louisville Metro Seeking Public Comment on Insight/Time Warner

Louisville Metro government will host four public meetings in November seeking public input on the cable television service provided by Insight/Time Warner.

The meetings will be:

  • 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Southwest Government Center, 72189 Dixie HIghway
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the South Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop

The city is seeking comments on: 

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Local News
11:20 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

WLKY Returns to Insight

After 10 days, WLKY is back on Insight Cable in Louisville.

The station was pulled from the cable lineup earlier this month after Insight parent Time Warner and WLKY owner Hearst Television failed to ink a new retransmission agreement. Retransmission deals stipulate how much money cable operators pay to rebroadcast content.

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Local News
12:20 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Time Warner Takes WLKY Off Insight Cable

For the second time this summer, a Louisville TV station has been pulled from the Insight Cable lineup.

WLKY's parent company Hearst has been in negotiations with Insight's parent company Time Warner Cable for weeks. The talks have centered around the retransmission agreement, a document that stipulates how much Time Warner pays to rebroadcast WLKY's content.

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Local News
5:02 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

WLKY Begins Cable Negotiations

WLKY-TV posted what was once a fairly routine notice on its website today.

Notice to Insight cable subscribers: WLKY-TV's parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of its carriage agreement with Insight.

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Local News
3:18 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

WDRB Boss to Local Stations: You're Next

WDRB-TV in Louisville is currently without about half of its audience as negotiations continue with Time Warner Cable.

The talks are over how much Time Warner should pay WDRB to broadcast local content. Time Warner says it has offered a rate comparable to what Insight used to pay WDRB, but station officials say it won't cover the necessary costs to keep that station a Fox affiliate.

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Local News
10:58 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Without Cable Contract, WDRB Will Stream Newscasts

With the channel no longer available on Time Warner (formerly Insight) Cable, WDRB will put its local newscasts online.

The streaming will begin at 11:30 am Friday.

Response to the situation has been mixed. Comments on WDRB's website and Facebook page range from mournful—several say "I miss WDRB"—to angry, with commenters blaming either or both sides.

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Local News
12:07 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Talks Continue Between WDRB and Time Warner

Yesterday, the talks between WDRB -TV and Time Warner Cable went public in a big way.

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Local News
5:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Talks Get Tough Between WDRB and Time Warner

WDRB General Manager Bill Lamb in a "Point of View" Editorial

The contract between Time Warner Cable and WDRB-TV in Louisville is on the verge of expiring.

Time Warner pays content providers such as local television stations to carry their programs on cable. Time Warner has reportedly offered WDRB and its sister station WMYO the same fees Insight Communications paid before Time Warner purchased the company. WDRB officials have refused the offer, and the WDRB newsroom posted a story detailing the talks.  

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