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March 13, 2009 11:09 AM

VidChat: LUSFiber is Live!

Terry Huval, head of Lafayette Utility Systems, is back to bring everyone up to speed on the latest news on LUSFiber, namely that it's live!

This is a proud day for the city of Lafayette and really the entire country. Every time a home gets connected with fiber we get one step closer to being truly competitive in the global economy.

One of the most interesting things to come out of their efforts so far is the fact that now that they have fiber in place they're starting to run into bottlenecks other places, like in wireless routers, which may claim to deliver 100Mbps plus but LUS is finding this just isn't true.

This is a brave new world Lafayette is stepping into as they move from an era of bandwidth scarcity to bandwidth abundance. All of a sudden the paradigm has shifted from broadband slowing the Internet down to fiber broadband removing those limitations entirely. And I couldn't be more excited to see where this will all take us in the coming months and years as innovative communities like Lafayette, LA establish and prove the model for what the next generation of a fiber-powered Internet can look like.

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