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Terry Huval
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Terry Huval
Terry Huval
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Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
Terry Huval
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Terry Huval

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Terry Huval is Director of Lafayette (LA) Utility System's FTTH Project. He spoke on Session 5: Muni Fiber Super-Session at the Freedom to Connect 2009 conference. …

Terry Huval is Director of Lafayette (LA) Utility System's FTTH Project. He spoke on Session 5: Muni Fiber Super-Session at the Freedom to Connect 2009 conference.

If you'd like more info about the conference, see
http://freedom-to-connect.net/

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  • 1. Lafayette, Louisiana – Vision Fulfilled! March 31 2009
  • 2. Short History of Lafayette Utilities System <ul><li>1879 – Lafayette is established </li></ul><ul><li>1896 – Lafayette citizens support establishing their own electric and water system </li></ul><ul><li>1900 – University of Louisiana at Lafayette established </li></ul><ul><li>1949 – City successfully fought off attempted buy out of electric utility system </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – LUS built fiber for its utility system </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development authority worked with LUS to establish a wholesale and governmental retail network </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – City proposed its 4 th utility – Fiber to the Home and Business </li></ul>
  • 3. Quick History of LUS Fiber Project <ul><li>2004: LUS suggested a Fiber-to-the-Home-and-Business initiative throughout the City of Lafayette </li></ul><ul><li>“ Local Government Fair Competition Act” passed at the behest of private telecommunications and cable TV providers </li></ul><ul><li>Private telecommunications providers successfully filed suit </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Public votes 62% to 38% for the project </li></ul><ul><li>Private telecommunications providers successfully filed suit </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Two “unknown” citizens filed suit </li></ul><ul><li>2007: State Supreme Court rules in favor of LUS </li></ul><ul><li>July - $110.4 million in bonds are issued for LUS Fiber project </li></ul>
  • 4. New Municipally-Provided Services <ul><li>On February 5, 2009, LUS Fiber will provide retail telecommunications services to residential and smaller business customers </li></ul><ul><li>On average, 20% less than standard competitor pricing for Cable TV, Phone and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision is far beyond just providing basic TV and phone services </li></ul><ul><li>This Lafayette initiative is already garnering considerable positive attention for Lafayette </li></ul>
  • 5. Infrastructure Layout Substations (14) Existing Electric Infrastructure New Fiber Infrastructure Satellite Mini Hub LUS Fiber Head end
  • 6. System Layout (Local Conversion Point) 32 customers per port = 288 customers 96 fibers Use 4 fibers at 20 Gbps OLT(s) 18 cards 4 ports/card 72 ports 9 ports 4 fibers - 2 for RF video - 2 for IPTV, Internet, Phone 1 OLT -> 8 LCPs -> 2,304 customers (288 x 8) 96 fibers Use 4 fibers at 20 Gbps 96 fibers Use 4 fibers at 20 Gbps [Optical Line Terminal(s)] Head-End S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Substation OLT(s) LCP LCP LCP LCP LCP LCP LCP LCP S S S S S S = Electric Substation
  • 7. Installation LUS Electric Meter LUS Fiber ONT (Optical Network Terminal) Fiber Cable LUS Fiber Battery Backup
  • 8. Deployment Schedule <ul><li>Louisiana Supreme Court Decision – February, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds Issued – July, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Field construction started in February, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>First customers served – February, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining customers to be served by early 2011 </li></ul>
  • 9. VIP Bundles – Best Customer Value Providing customers the whole package
  • 10. Residential VIP Bundles (Video – Internet - Phone) VIP $84.85 * Includes: 3-Way Calling Call Waiting Anonymous Call Rejection 5 ¢ per minute long distance (Continental U.S.) International long distance with 5¢ per minute for many countries in Europe and the Americas Expanded Basic Video (more than 80 channels) $39.95 10 Mbps Internet (Download AND Upload) $28.95 Phone Service* $15.95 VIP Total (Plus Applicable Fees and Taxes required by all providers) $84.85
  • 11. Residential VIP Bundles (Video - Internet - Phone) VIP Silver $137.21 ** Includes: Automatic Callback Auto Recall Call Forwarding Do Not Disturb Intercom Outgoing Call Blocking Selective Call Rejection Selective Call Acceptance Speed Dialing Caller ID Voicemail 3-Way Calling Call Waiting Call Waiting ID Anonymous Call Rejection 5¢ per minute long distance (Continental U.S.) International long distance with 5¢ per minute for many countries in Europe and the Americas Digital Plus Video (over 250 channels including High Def) $63.31 30 Mbps Internet (Download AND Upload) $44.95 Phone Service w/Premium Phone Features Package** $28.95 VIP Silver Total (Plus Applicable Fees and Taxes required by all providers) $137.21
  • 12. Residential VIP Bundles (Video - Internet - Phone) VIP Gold $199.99 *** Includes: Automatic Callback Auto Recall Call Forwarding Do Not Disturb Intercom Outgoing Call Blocking Selective Call Rejection Selective Call Acceptance Speed Dialing Caller ID Voicemail 3-Way Calling Call Waiting Call Waiting ID Anonymous Call Rejection 5¢ per minute long distance (Continental U.S.) International long distance with 5¢ per minute for many countries in Europe and the Americas Digital Plus Video (over 250 channels including High Def) AND Premium Movie Suites (40+ channels including HD) $98.09 50 Mbps Internet (Download AND Upload) $57.95 Phone Service w/Premium Phone Features Package AND Unlimited Long Distance*** $43.95 VIP Gold Total (Plus Applicable Fees and Taxes required by all providers) $199.99
  • 13. Build your own bundle. Choose from our robust offerings of Video, Internet and Phone services.
  • 14. TV/Video Services Reinventing Television
  • 15. TV/Video Services with No Set Top Box <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>20 channels including: </li></ul><ul><li>Local channels </li></ul><ul><li>The Weather Channel </li></ul><ul><li>($44 per month minimum for total services purchased) </li></ul>$17.00 <ul><li>Expanded Basic </li></ul><ul><li>80+ channels including: </li></ul><ul><li>All Basic channels </li></ul><ul><li>Plus an additional 62 channels </li></ul>$39.95
  • 16. TV/Video Services – Digital *Includes Video On Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Program Guide, and TV Web Portal <ul><li>Digital Basic </li></ul><ul><li>150+ total digital channels including: </li></ul><ul><li>All Expanded Basic channels in digital format </li></ul><ul><li>Local High Definition (HD) channels </li></ul><ul><li>Digital music channels </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Digital Services* </li></ul><ul><li>One Set Top Box Rental Included </li></ul>$51.44 <ul><li>Digital Plus </li></ul><ul><li>250 total digital channels including: </li></ul><ul><li>All Expanded Basic channels </li></ul><ul><li>An additional 60+ channels </li></ul><ul><li>40 HD channels (with more underway) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital music channels </li></ul><ul><li>Access to digital services* </li></ul><ul><li>One Set Top Box Rental Included </li></ul>$63.31
  • 17. Internet Services Redefining Fast
  • 18. Internet Services <ul><li>All LUS Fiber Internet Services include: </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 7 email accounts with 2 GB storage each </li></ul><ul><li>Webmail access that includes personal calendaring, IM capabilities, and file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Personal web space up to 70 MB </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Ethernet connection (no modem needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Security suite that includes virus protection, spam filter, pop-up blocker, parental controls & more </li></ul>Fast – 10 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $28.95 Turbo – 30 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $44.95 Extreme – 50 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $57.95
  • 19. Phone Service Bringing Value Back to Voice
  • 20. Phone Service Basic Line – Includes 3-Way Calling, Call Waiting, Anonymous Call Rejection and 5 cents per minute long distance (Continental US) ($44 per month minimum for total services purchased) $15.95 Basic Line plus Basic Phone Features Package – Adds: Automatic Callback, Automatic Recall, Various Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb, Intercom, Outgoing Call Blocking, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call Acceptance, Speed Dialing ($44 per month minimum for total services purchased) $20.95 Basic Line plus Premium Phone Features Package – Adds: All features listed in Basic Phone Features Package plus Voicemail, Caller ID and Call Waiting Caller ID ($44 per month minimum for total services purchased) $28.95 Basic Line plus Unlimited Long Distance – No per minute rate charge (Continental US) ($44 per month minimum for total services purchased) $30.95
  • 21. Phone Service International Long Distance – Over 700 locations across the world, no monthly fee, per minute rates vary International rates include 5 ¢ a minutes landline-to-landline calls to locations such as: Europe: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland San Marino Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom North America: Canada Mexico (most locations) Asia: Brunei China Hong Kong Israel Japan Jordan Macau Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand South America: Argentina Brazil Chile Caribbean: Bahamas French Antilles Guadeloupe Panama Australia: Australia New Zealand
  • 22. Notable Features <ul><li>100 Mbps Peer-to-Peer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Included with every LUS Fiber Internet product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens new doors for citizens and businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TV Web Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Internet access w/o a computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Basic package ($51.44) </li></ul></ul>
  • 23. Business Services <ul><li>Business Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $ 64.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $119.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 Mbps (Download AND Upload) $199.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will develop customized solutions for business phone and video services </li></ul>
  • 24. Visions for the Future <ul><li>High Broadband Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul>
  • 25. Financial <ul><li>Customer Survey – 70% (residential), 80% (businesses) want LUS </li></ul><ul><li>$110.4 million in tax-exempt municipal bonds issued </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 60% to build system along each street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remaining funds for individual customer services and for early year operating costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business case built on 50% market penetration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23% penetration for Breakeven </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rates are set, on average, of 20% less than standard competitor rates </li></ul>
  • 26. What are our Customers Saying? <ul><li>“ I am saving over $60 per month, getting all the channels I normally watch and receiving a much better service.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am blown away by the super-fast Internet speeds. My 9 year old (and HIS LUS Fiber) are the talk of World of Warcraft!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The phone quality, whether local or long distance, is clearer than anything I have ever experienced.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am excited to be able to support my community-owned system in this way. This system will bring economic development and keep more of our dollars in Lafayette’s economy.” </li></ul>
  • 27. Visions – From the Past “ The citizens of Lafayette have put themselves on record as being unequivocally in favor of progress and improved methods in matters that concern their well being and Lafayette has served a formal notice to the outside world that hereafter it proposes to occupy a position in the front rank of “up-to-date” towns on the American continent.” “ In common with the rest, The Advertiser is highly elated over the new order of things in course of development for Lafayette.” “ The Advertiser predicts that with the advent of waterworks and electric lights Lafayette is going to begin making history. Watch us!” - Lafayette Advertiser , March 28, 1896
  • 28. Visions – For the Future “ We believe LUS Fiber will mean more good-paying jobs and a better quality of life for the people of Lafayette. The availability of advanced, affordable telecommunications services to assure the ultimate efficiency in the transfer of information will be a priority of businesses looking for places to locate or expand operations. LUS Fiber will draw them to our city.” “ The plan is seen by national publications such as USA Today as a visionary, pioneering step toward a place of leadership in the global economy.” “ Because our city officials have been willing and able to think outside the box, we have an opportunity to build a communications infrastructure that will move Lafayette far ahead of other cities.” - Lafayette Advertiser , January 16, 2008
  • 29. Questions?
  • 30. 99-FIBER (993-4237) LUSFIBER.com
  • 31. How Do our Channel Lineups Compare?
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