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About LUS Fiber : Timeline

A brief timeline exhibiting the key points in the history of the LUS Fiber initiative:

2014 
• Offered affordable residential Internet Gigabit service.  
• Named as having the fastest home Internet in the world, according to Open Technology Institute's report, "2014 Speed Leaders for Home Broadband."

2012 
Attained cash positive status. 

2010 
Phased build-out completed, months ahead of schedule, bringing 100% fiber optic access to all of Lafayette. 

2009
First customers receive services in early February.

2008
Phased build-out construction starts in February.

2007
• Louisiana Supreme Court rules in favor of LUS.
• $110.4 million in bonds issued in July for LUS Fiber project.

2006
Two anonymous citizens file suit

2005
Citizens vote 62% - 38% to approve bond funding of system.

2004
• City proposes its 4th utility: Fiber-To-The-Home-and-Business Network.
• Local Government Fair Competition Act passed at urging of incumbent telecommunications and cable TV providers.
• Incumbent providers file lawsuit.

2000
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and LEDA work with LUS to establish wholesale and governmental retail network.

1998
LUS builds fiber ring for better communication within municipal utility system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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