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Lafayette Home Grown Fiber
City approves plan to get into broadband
by Karl Bode 11:41AM Thursday Nov 18 2004
The city of Lafayette, Louisiana has voted to approve plans to wire the city with fiber optic cable, providing residents with inexpensive broadband, television, and phone service. The local municipally owned power utility will create a new division focused on telecom, and they hope to sign up the first customer for service sometime in the middle of 2006. The approval came despite opposition from future competitors Cox and BellSouth.

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boogi man

join:2001-11-13
Jacksonville, FL
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1 recommendation

WOOHOO

Awesome git r done. Sorry for showing the redneck but thats a very good thing

zitch

join:2002-07-08
Lafayette, LA

Re: WOOHOO

Actually, you're confusing us cajuns with our neighbors to the north and the east.. I know, with the whole overalls and strange accents can get us confused, but I do profess that we have much better food..

And yay for choices!

boogi man

join:2001-11-13
Jacksonville, FL
kudos:1

Re: WOOHOO

i was showing my redneck not yours im to the east and south of you guys and having grown up with a few real cajuns from La i am sorry if anyone was confused by the post and you're right y'all got the best food 'round

Carl
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join:2004-07-21
Opelousas, LA
Being a cajun, I must agree. Our food is better, and now, so will our Internet!!
bicho6

join:2004-07-30
home

Mmmm

Nothing like that homemade fiber to kick start your morning

Octopussy2
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join:2003-03-30
Batavia, IL

CONGRATS!

I commend you all for your vision. For such a project to succeeed the politicos must also "get it", and in this case, they do.

Congrats on your hard fought battle. Hire some great people in the advertising/marketing department when you get all this up and running. No one has to tell you the battle to get customers to switch will still be tough-even if you do have the best product out there today.

Hats off to you!
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congrats

Finally

batageek
Slave To The Duopoly
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join:2003-01-25

Ahh...Leadership!!!

Thank God somebody gets this!

The city leaders should be applauded for their foresight.
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mjcrocket
Mjc

join:2000-12-02
Abingdon, MD
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Re: Ahh...Leadership!!!

said by batageek:

Thank God somebody gets this!

The city leaders should be applauded for their foresight.
Sure.............

The city is now going to borrow 111 Million Dollars in an attempt to get this going!! That is a lot of Taxpayer money being put at risk!
ASG9

join:2003-03-22
Big Easy

Re: Ahh...Leadership!!!

Revenue bonds to be floated by LUS, an entity separate and not connected to city government. City supports this idea due to broadband benefit in addition to LUS paying them annual "franchise fee". The irony of it is that COX (or is it BellSouth?) had to install fiber network for LUS to be able to monitor utility service to residents as part of original buildout agreement with city/parish.

uncleremus

@focaldata.net

Re: Ahh...Leadership!!!

how much leadership does it take to spend the taxpayers dollars on a system that will not be utilized by more than about 20 percent of the population.
glad I don't live there.
firehazemt
find em hot, leave em wet
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join:2001-02-08
Monroe, LA

good

we need more competition here in louisiana. now if they can do that up here in pineville that would be great....lol
bmn
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join:2001-03-15
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Louisiana...

Did something right ?! Who would have thought we'd see the day.

gotthehellout

@swbell.net

Home grown Fiber in Lafayette?

I lived there for a couple of years. I cannot imagine them getting it right…but you can guarantee that they will spend forever trying.

You are talking about a part of the world that has not discovered modern dentistry.
We are talking a city that had a real KKK show on prime time cable until 1998.

GO BLUE1
Greed Is Good
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join:2004-03-08
IN YOUR MIND

Re: Home grown Fiber in Lafayette?

ok lets all move to lafayette.
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