Mayor Joel Robideaux
What Lafayette is working on
LUS Fiber is Lafayette, Louisiana’s community-owned telecommunications system, providing video, gigabit Internet, and phone service to residents and businesses over the city’s only 100% fiber optic network.
LUS Fiber began as a fiber system to improve the operations and reliability of Lafayette Utilities System, and it has grown into a catalyst for local economic development, educational innovation and enhanced video, Internet and phone services for residents and businesses.
With overwhelming community support, voters approved a bond issue in 2005 resulting in the creation of LUS Fiber and allowing the sale of telecommunications services starting in early 2009, making LUS Fiber one of the first municipal fiber-to-the-home providers in the country.
With a fiber infrastructure prepared for the future, Lafayette is poised to develop new technological tools and applications that will help us work smarter, educate our students more effectively, deliver healthcare more efficiently and improve our overall quality of life.