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App-Rising.com is written by Geoff Daily, a DC-based technology journalist, broadband activist, marketing consultant, and Internet entrepreneur.

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Entries from App-Rising tagged with 'lafayette'

April 17, 2008 8:18 AM

Video Production as Driver of Economic Development

One thought that's stuck with me from my trip to Lafayette occurred near the end of my time there as I communed over drinks with Cajuns. As we were chatting they pointed to a big warehouse-looking building located near the...

April 14, 2008 11:56 AM

Why Lafayette Can Be That Shining City on the Hill

During my week in Lafayette a message I attempted to leave behind is that building a full fiber network isn’t enough; it’s as, if not more, important to focus on getting the community engaged with the use of broadband. While...

April 11, 2008 12:49 PM

From Lafayette: Broadband On Display On TechSouth Show Floor

TechSouth has come and gone but I wanted to share some of the things I saw while walking the show floor with my focus as always on all things broadband. First off, there were a lot of companies offering businesses...

April 10, 2008 11:55 AM

LUS Fiber Already Having An Impact

One of the biggest challenges with broadband deployment is balancing public and private interests. Private companies are interested in profit, not necessarily what’s good for the public. The decisions they make about where and how much to invest in their...

April 8, 2008 11:18 AM

From Lafayette: Do You Need to Know Why Fiber's Great to Love Fiber?

One of the more interesting themes I've heard now from multiple people during my travels so far in Lafayette is that while the majority of residents have gotten behind the deployment of a full fiber network, they don't really understand...

April 7, 2008 9:51 AM

First Thoughts from Lafayette: The Importance of Broadband in Rural Areas

After a thankfully uneventful trip to Lafayette, LA on Saturday I went out on the town with some local friends to enjoy the nightlife of this great city. While listening to some terrific bluesy rock at a quintessentially Cajun outdoor...

March 28, 2008 10:01 AM

The Latest From Lafayette, LA

Had the great fortune to chat yesterday with Terry Huval, head of Lafayette Utility System, which is in the midst of deploying a full fiber network to the community of Lafayette, LA. We chatted about the latest happenings with this...

July 27, 2007 3:45 PM

See World in New Light Through Online Map-Making

A New York Times article highlights how the Internet is revolutionizing the world of cartography. A list on Mashable.com offers more than 50 tools for finding and creating online maps. And Lafayette, LA takes advantage of GIS for a more efficient city.

July 24, 2007 10:52 AM

Tracking Broadband Adoption in Lafayette and Beyond

Towards the end of my meetings last Monday in Lafayette I had the great fortune to sit down to chat with Andre Comeaux...What we spent most of our time talking about was his efforts to champion a study of Lafayette's current adoption and use of broadband.

July 23, 2007 12:15 PM

Immersing Myself in Lafayette in 3D

One of the highlights of my trip to Lafayette was a visit to LITE, aka the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise...Here's a 10 minute video that shows you what I saw during my tour.

July 18, 2007 4:25 PM

Back from Lafayette and Pondering Municipal Broadband

After a long weekend in Lafayette, LA, I'm back in the saddle and ready to share stories from my first immersion in this Cajun community that's on the verge of deploying a FTTH network. But before going too far into details about who I met and what I learned during my visit, I want to lay out my position on municipal FTTH initiatives like Lafayette and UTOPIA.

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