We are LUS Fiber in Lafayette, Louisiana, a city-owned fiber-to-the-home telecommunication system, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the public vote to create the
Bonjour, Reddit! We are Lafayette City-Parish Mayor-President Joey Durel and LUS Fiber Director Terry Huval, here to answer your questions about LUS Fiber, a municipally-owned fiber-to-the-home telecommunications system in Lafayette, Louisiana.
We’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the public vote by our citizens, who overwhelmingly voted in support of the fiber project, making LUS Fiber a reality, and beginning a decade-long path that has fortified our local economy and reinvested in our community.
Despite city-wide residential and business support, we were not without tedious challenges from the incumbent providers. Ultimately, those fights ended up in the state Supreme Court where the judges voted unanimously in our favor, thus allowing us to build the LUS Fiber system and offer fiber optic video, Internet and phone services to Lafayette.
We have brought high-powered, next generation broadband to our city and have been recognized worldwide for our 1 Gigabit Internet as we were recently named one of the top cities for the fastest Internet in the world, according to Open Technology Institute’s report, “2014 Speed Leaders for Home Broadband.”
Ask us Anything!
Edit: 3:45p- Thanks for all of the interesting questions and comments, Reddit. It was fun! Visit LUSFiber.com or our Twitter or Facebook pages for more information!