Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lafayette Leading The Way

Ellen Perlman, reporting for, has a piece on Lafayette's new fiber-optic Internet network. The title of the article is, The Future of The Internet Is In Lafayette, La., and lists the many advantages available to Lafayette residents using the network. From the article:
The cheapest plans offer a speed of 10 megabits per second. But users will be able to communicate 10 times faster with other Lafayette residents on the network because the speed will be "bursted" to 100 megabits per second within the city and county. For no extra cost. To put it in perspective, that's 10 times faster than already very fast Internet. And more than 100 times faster than the Internet "starter" plan that, for example, Verizon is offering. Basically, Lafayette will have a city Intranet, the way universities and technology companies do. So residents will have a very fast connection within the city-parish "campus."
Nice to see Lafayette getting some positive national ink. Read it all here.

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