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Support High Speed Internet

Continue to support the provision of high speed internet services throughout Lexington.

Quality and dependable high speed internet is vital to top-tier businesses, small entrepreneurs, and private personal device users alike. As of late 2017, the Council voted to approve a 10-year franchise agreement to MetroNet, a company new to the Lexington market, to provide gigabit speed internet service. This would drastically increase speeds available to Lexington citizens and should help with retaining and attracting businesses. Construction began in early 2018 on the southeastern portion of Lexington, and will continue at no up-front cost to the City. Planning should continue to facilitate upgrades to Lexington’s internet infrastructure.

Goals and Objectives

GOAL A4: Address community facilities at a neighborhood scale.

There are no objectives related to this policy that further this particular goal.

GOAL C1: Support and showcase local assets to further the creation of a variety of jobs.

Objective: C1a

Strengthen efforts to develop a variety of job opportunities that lead to prosperity for all.

GOAL C2: Attract the world’s finest jobs, encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, and enhance our ability to recruit and retain a talented, creative workforce by establishing opportunities that embrace diversity with inclusion in our community.

Objective: C2b

Improve opportunities for small business development and workers who rely on personal technology.

Objective: C2d

Provide entertainment and other quality of life opportunities that attract young, and culturally diverse professionals, and a work force of all ages and talents to Lexington.

GOAL D2: Support a model of development that focuses on people-first to provide accessible community facilities and services to meet the health, safety and quality of life needs of Lexington-Fayette County’s residents and visitors.

There are no objectives related to this policy that further this particular goal.