LUS Probe: Inquiry Ended on Utility Payments to Internet Unit
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Public Service Commission has ended an inquiry into whether Lafayette’s publicly owned internet system illegally benefitted from payments from other parts of the city-owned utility system. But the commission isn’t saying whether or not the payments were legal.
Spokesperson Colby Cook told local news outlets the Public Service Commission on Wednesday was told the case is closed. State law bars Lafayette Utilities System’s electric, water and wastewater divisions from subsidizing LUS Fiber. But Robideaux and current Mayor-President Josh Guillory have alleged LUS was improperly charged millions of dollars by the fiber division.