Thursday, July 07, 2005

Zydetech "Tour De Fibre"

In the continuing vein of having fun with this thing Zydetech's support for the fiber optic initiative will take the form of a "Tour de Fiber" in conjunction with Lafayette Coming Together. The tour is conceived of as being a bit of a whacky way to get out the Yes vote and keep awareness of the vote high in the areas it tours on the day of the vote.

One of the best things about this fight has been the fun that at least the pro-fiber side has had with it: the fiber film festival, the fiber jams, and now the "Tour de Fiber."

Laissez le bon ton roulet!

Follows the Zydetec Press release:



Zydetech, Lafayette’s community based technology awareness initiative, announced today that it will be sponsoring the “Tour De Fiber” in conjunction with Lafayette Coming Together PAC and other pro-fiber optic advocate groups on Saturday, July 16th, from 8:30 to 11:30am. The ride is being conducted as a means of raising awareness for the Fiber to the Home vote, which is scheduled for July 16th.

“Zydetech believes that fiber to the home is an important economic development tool for Lafayette.” said 2005 Zydetech Chairman Chad Zerangue. “The Lafayette technology sector is growing rapidly, and infrastructure such as the fiber optic system proposed by LUS could really open the door for technology professionals to relocate to Lafayette.” Zerangue continued.

Abigail Ransonet, local technologist and municipal fiber optic deployment advocate concurred, saying, “Lafayette was recently named one of the top 30 markets in the United States to start a technology based business. The LUS proposed fiber optic system, as an economic development asset, only adds to the allure of Lafayette for technologists and the companies they represent.”

The event will be a bicycle rally through many neighborhoods throughout Lafayette. Anyone who is pro-fiber and has a bicycle is invited to participate. Sponsors for the event include Zydetech, Lafayette Coming Together PAC,, MelloJoy Coffee, Diamond Data Systems, Global Data Systems, Pixus, CBM, Bizzuka, and Abacus Marketing Resources.

The riders will start at on Johnston Street and proceed through various stops and neighborhoods, ending at 3810 Ambassador Caffery in the parking lot in front of Pearson’s Luggage. For more information please email Chad Zerangue at

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