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.
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..
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
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.
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.