Friday, October 07, 2005

FTTH: Hurricanes won’t hinder La. muni project

Telephony carries a brief story based on a portion of Durel's speech at the FTTH council that insists that the hurricanes have not delayed Lafayettes Fiber to the Home project. (Though lawsuit still might.) From the story:
The substantial fiber-to-the-premises project proposed in Lafayette, La., will proceed unaffected by the hurricanes that have ravaged the Gulf Coast this summer, Mayor Joey Durel assured attendees at the Fiber-to-the-Home Conference today...

In January, the city will begin attempting to sell a $110.5 million bond to finance the project, with a launch of services perhaps a year later, though Durel anticipates lawsuits from the area’s incumbent phone and cable providers to block the bond issue.

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