Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) officials announced on Friday a new partnership with LUS Fiber to provide the airport with WiFi, powered by high-speed Gigabit Internet. Lafayette is the only airport on the entire Gulf coast providing this amount of bandwidth to travelers – and one of only a handful in the world. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to highlight the new service.

“We know that businesses choose to come to Lafayette for a variety of reasons and many have cited our 100% fiber-optic network as one of those reasons,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel. “As a gateway to Lafayette, we want visitors to experience the ultra high speeds of a Gigabit Internet connection, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.”

LUS Fiber, a true community-centric telecommunications provider for Lafayette, has stepped up to offer Gigabit Internet and WiFi service for airport travelers, helping to create an exceptional experience and an overall positive first impression of Lafayette.

“Today’s travelers expect to stay connected when they are away from the office or home. With complimentary WiFi, guests can check important email, post to social media and browse the Internet,” said Steven Picou, Executive Director of Lafayette Regional Airport. “We recognize that to deliver complimentary Internet access contributes towards a positive customer impression of the airport, as well as Lafayette.”

LUS Fiber has installed several input paths at the airport, using a 100% fiber-optics network to supply the high-speed broadband Internet, complete WiFi coverage and ample bandwidth for the airport terminal.

“Lafayette is growing and home to more tech-savvy business travelers than ever,” stated Terry Huval, Director of LUS Fiber. “Offering airport guests a 1,000 mbps Internet connection and WiFi will ensure that they will be able to connect to their wireless-enabled devices while traveling, and enjoy the speeds they want while not compromising the integrity of the system.”

Lafayette Regional Airport’s official network name is “LFT-WiFi.” Upon selecting the network, users will see a connectivity landing page where they must first accept the terms of the service. Users will then be able to connect with a host of wireless devices as a complimentary service at LFT.