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Looking to Get a Gig? You Don't Have to Wait for Google to Build it

(9) Comments | Posted April 27, 2013 | 5:21 PM

Recent announcements by Google Fiber that it is expanding its ultra high speed Internet service to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah, have left countless communities across the nation wondering how they can get on the gigabit bandwagon. Here in Lafayette, Louisiana, we decided not to wait for a Google do...

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Mayors Challenge Finalist: Lafayette (Video, Vote)

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Idea Summary: Level Up, Lafayette! bridges the "engagement gap" by encouraging residents to play community enrichment games in which winning outcomes translate into tangible improvements for residents of Lafayette. Click here to vote for this idea.

Over the years, Lafayette has built a strong culture of innovation, and...

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The Power And Promise Of Local Government

(23) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:07 PM

I want to thank The Huffington Post for the opportunity to share the story of my city, Lafayette, Louisiana, a city of 125,000 people, with a trade area of close to 700,000 people. I strongly believe that as state and federal governments grow and become less manageable, people need to...

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