LUS Fiber has upgraded its Peer-to-Peer Intranet to 1 Gigabit per second. It is initially providing this feature to new business customers effective immediately, and will subsequently work with existing business customers to make the transition. Prior to this announcement, LUS Fiber was the first telecom provider in the nation to provide 100 Mbps Peer-to-Peer Intranet in 2009 to all of its Internet customers.

The ultra high-speed, municipal network was designed to provide residents and businesses in Lafayette a unique way to share files and transmit data. Through innovative engineering, LUS Fiber allows every customer to move traffic “on net” using a different path at a higher rate of speed regardless of the customer’s purchased tier, effectively creating the nation’s first digitally connected gigabit community.

According to LUS, other network providers have to route data out of their network, onto the Internet and then back to its destination, even if the two end points are in relatively close proximity. Now, only in Lafayette, data is shared directly between two users at speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second with no hops out to the open Internet, which provides a faster, more robust experience with extremely low latency.

In 2012, Lafayette was chosen by the White House as a Pioneer City in the US Ignite initiative and declared a Living Lab for Healthcare Innovation. As the world rushes to develop next generation applications that utilize ultra-fast broadband networks, LUS Fiber has positioned Lafayette as a leader in technology innovation.

“Our digitally connected community is the perfect test bed for developers, private companies, and other organizations interested in finding solutions that will have a lasting impact on our nation’s future,” says City-Parish President Durel. “I would like to invite any company or organization to Lafayette to discuss the kind of possibilities this brings.”