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About LUS Fiber : Historical Timeline

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

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

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

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.

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

2006
Two anonymous citizens file suit.

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

2008
Phased build-out construction starts in February.

2009
First customers receive services in early February.

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

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