LUS Fiber launches 1-Gbps service over FTTP network

April 10, 2012
Unless you live someplace like Chattanooga, TN, the folks in Lafayette, LA, can get faster Internet service than you can. LUS Fiber, the telecommunications division of Lafayette Utilities System, has launched a symmetrical 1-Gbps Internet service over its community-owned fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.

Unless you live someplace like Chattanooga, TN, the folks in Lafayette, LA, can get faster Internet service than you can. LUS Fiber, the telecommunications division of Lafayette Utilities System, has launched a symmetrical 1-Gbps Internet service over its community-owned fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.

Like the 1-Gbps service offered in Chattanooga (see “EPB Fiber Optics offers 1 Gigabit broadband in Chattanooga via GPON”), the LUS Fiber offering is targeted more at local businesses than homes.

“We have raised the bar in order to make our community a place where technology companies want to locate,” says Joey Durel, city-parish president of Lafayette.

LUS built is FTTP network after overcoming intense opposition from the incumbent telco and cable operator that extended to the Louisiana Supreme Court (see “FTTH Council joins LUS fight in Supreme Court”). Construction on the network began in 2008 and completed in 2010.

“Gigabit service from LUS Fiber is one of the most robust Internet offerings on the market today,” says Terry Huval, director of Lafayette Utilities System and LUS Fiber. “We built this community network with a promise to the people of Lafayette that we will work hard to provide them with new opportunities through this unique, state-of-the-art fiber technology…and that’s just what we’ve done.”


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