Geoff Daily over at Apps-Rising has put up a post whose title says it all: "Municipal Fiber Competition Benefits All Lafayette Citizens." Daily too thinks that Cox's competition is good for Lafayette—and he can see it from D.C.
Go take a peek. And while you are there you should take note of Geoff's two sponsors; including a new one. I'll think you'll find it interesting.
What this says is that municipal fiber deployment doesn't just bring the best broadband to citizens, it also introduces competition that spurs investment by incumbent providers to upgrade their networks.
And in fact the citizens had already been reaping the rewards of its municipal fiber project before it even went live. After the fiber initiative started Cox stopped raising its rates for cable TV in Lafayette, but it kept raising them everywhere else.