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Ethics to consider the Antie case (The Advocate) May 28, 2013

The insider who some say was most responsible for canceling an $80.6 million federal grant to build high-speed Internet capabilities in rural Louisiana has asked the Ethics Board for clearance to rejoin the Board of Regents.

Bringing high-speed internet to Cajun country (Bill Moyers) February 7, 2012

When reporters from Moyers on America visited Lafayette, Louisiana in 2006, residents and officials had taken on the phone and cable companies to build their own fiber-optic broadband network after the firms refused to bring true broadband connections to the community. BellSouth – an AT&T company – and Cox Communications lobbied the state legislature to block Lafayette’s plan, citing unfair competition.

Broadband summit in Hammond updates leaders and public (LSU Ag Center) January 16, 2013

Government officials, community leaders and educators discussed the current situation and the future of Internet connectivity in rural areas of Louisiana at the Connect My Louisiana broadband summit held on Jan. 15.

Broadband summit in Hammond updates leaders and public (LSU Ag Center) January 16, 2013

Government officials, community leaders and educators discussed the current situation and the future of Internet connectivity in rural areas of Louisiana at the Connect My Louisiana broadband summit held on Jan. 15.

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Broadband: Just like starting over (The Daily News) December 1, 2012

Broadband service remains elusive for the majority of Washington Parish residents, but a state grant may finally begin the long-awaited process of wiring up the community.

Delta Regional Authority, broadband group to partner in public schools (Talk Business) October 23, 2012

Connect2Compete and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) will provide 45 schools in three Delta-region states with access to reduced-cost Internet service, affordable computers, and free digital literacy training during a pilot program this fall.

IRS to audit bonds sold to start fiber (The Advertiser) October 17, 2012

LUS Fiber’s finances will be thrust under a microscope this month for an Internal Revenue Service audit that the local government’s top financial officer called “random and routine.” …

…Additionally, LUS Fiber completes an annual attestation audit, which, according to Toups, is designed to reassure the public “that they’ve followed the laws according to the Fair Competition Act.”…

Public Service Commission to audit LUS Fiber (The Advertiser) September 13, 2012

The state’s utility regulators will require LUS Fiber to undergo an audit detailing the service’s finances for two fiscal years.

Council to discuss LUS, LUS fiber budget (The Advertiser) August 14, 2012

Finances for the Lafayette Utilities System and LUS Fiber will be put under the microscope today, when the City-Parish Council will hold a hearing to discuss City-Parish President Joey Durel’s proposed funding for both utilities during the upcoming fiscal year.

LUS fiber now making money Acadiana’s multi-media station (KLFY) August 14, 2012

Budget talks continued Tuesday at LCG headquarters. The government run utilities system presented a proposal for funding next year.

Jindal broadband nope hits White’s broadband Internet hope (Bayou Buzz) July 13, 2012

Remember last year’s incredible fiasco precipitated by Gov. Piyush Jindal when he spurned that $80.6 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant to provide high speed broadband internet to rural areas of Louisiana?

Well, it’s back-perhaps to bite him in the gluteus maximus.

Financial viability of government-owned networks (Coalition for the New Economy) June 11, 2012

Several weeks ago, we reported that LUS Fiber, the government-owned fiber optic network in Lafayette, La., was losing $45,000 a day. Imagine our surprise when, last week LUS Fiber’s director reported the system had reached profitability two years before it had been expected to.

Poorer communities continue to suffer lack of broadband access — and related opportunity (The Lense NOLA) March 26, 2012

Subscribers to high-speed Internet services in New Orleans are generally white and in the higher income brackets, according to a new nationwide study that also found  Louisiana lags the rest of the country when it comes to accessing broadband technology.

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