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Lafayette slowly moving towards muni net

There has been lot of mud slinging going on in Lafayette, Lousiana. The city plan to build its own fiber to the home network came under PR attacks from local cable company, Cox and phone operator, BellSouth. Tt seems that the City-Parish Council will make a decision soon and has introduced two ordinances that would accept a study that says the fiber plan is economically feasible and that would create a new department to run the operation. Building the network involves issuing $111 million in bonds to build the fiber network. Officials said they can offer a “triple play” of telephone, television and high-speed Internet service through its fiber lines for $85 a month, underpricing existing telecommunications providers.