Organization LUS Fiber, a separate enterprise under Lafayette Utility Systems
Communities Covered Lafayette, except parish school systems which have their own money and pay for their infrastructure.
Goals of the Network

Set up infrastructure for commerce of the future, similar to the electric system of 1896

Goals Achieved

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We have accomplished the goal. We've laid out gig services at affordable rate. We serve a lot of businesses. Attracted number of companies to the area, including three tech companies between June and September that are hiring collectively 1000 workers at an average of $60,000/job.

The Network's Impact
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Initial Investment Amount $10,250,000.00
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Other
Other Source of Investment Borrowed from Lafayette Utilities Services.
Investment Repaid? Repayment date estimated
Should be repaid by 01/01/2032
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Retail sales of wireless services to individuals, businesses, others