The Divide: How LUS Fiber makes the muni model work in Lafayette, Louisiana

On this episode, we hear from Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana. LUS Fiber emerged from Lafayette Utilities System (LUS), the city's provider of electric, water and wastewater for nearly 125 years. Today LUS Fiber serves about 25,000 customers in the city of Lafayette. We discuss why Lafayette chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it functions differently as a public utility. We also discuss the company's plans to expand, pending support from an NTIA grant.

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