LAFAYETTE, LA – The successful deployment of the LUS Fiber city-wide Fiber-To-The-Home and Business infrastructure has reached another milestone in delivering the vast power of broadband to Lafayette – by increasing its system Internet connection to 10 Gigabits per second (10 Gbps). This increase in Internet speed is in response to the demand for LUS Fiber Internet services by its many thousands of customers. The upgrade is consistent with LUS Fiber’s commitment to Lafayette to grow the system’s capabilities as its customers find new, cost-effective uses for broadband utilization.
“This is an exciting ‘next step’ by LUS Fiber to literally lift the ceiling off of Internet access, and in doing so, making Lafayette more attractive to new and existing companies who want to create new jobs for Lafayette,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel. “We are now only one of a handful of communities in the world with this level of accessible Internet capacity – and only one of the few in the world to have a system like this which is owned by its citizens. That is the differentiating factor – the success of LUS Fiber is passed on to and enjoyed by all Lafayette’s citizens.”
LUS Director, Terry Huval added, “We are impressed that our customers are utilizing our system so intensely. Although our fiber system has an operating speed of 20 Gbps and higher, our draw on the Internet is a function of more customers using this system for higher demand applications. Of special note is the utilization of our services by businesses, both large and small, to run their enterprises more effectively – and efficiently. As more businesses drop their contracts with their current provider and buy services from LUS Fiber, our system Internet utilization will continue to grow.”
The announcement was made during GigaFest, an event hosted by LUS Fiber through a partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. GigaFest will continue throughout the week and will offer local business owners and managers an opportunity to hear from technology experts during presentations held on Thursday, April 28 at Acadiana Center for the Arts (101 W. Vermilion Street). Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 534-GIGA or email firstname.lastname@example.org.