Sprint Partners With LUS Fiber to Provide Discounted Services

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LAFAYETTE, LA - Wireless provider Sprint announced a unique collaboration with LUS Fiber, the municipal broadband provider in Lafayette, La., to provide discounted wireless services to LUS Fiber's customers.

Qualified new or current LUS Fiber business customers or current Sprint residential customers that use LUS Fiber services are eligible for 10 percent discounts on Sprint wireless service plans.

Business customers that buy equipment and services for employees are eligible for additional savings, including
· waived activation fees
· discounted device upgrades
· 20 percent discount on accessories.

According to Lori-Anne Hill, Sprint's director for federal and public sector sales, this is the first time Sprint has partnered with a utility to offer wireless services at a discount. Sprint’s decision to partner with LUS Fiber stems largely from the city of Lafayette’s impressive fiber-to-the-premises infrastructure and the city’s foresight in bringing that technology to the city. Sprint has also invested in Lafayette, improving network performance in and around the area.

Hill notes, “Sprint has upgraded its networks throughout Southwest Louisiana, and we expect to continue to build and improve facilities going forward. This agreement affords Sprint the opportunity to collaborate with LUS Fiber to give them an edge in the competitive telecommunications marketplace.”

She adds, “This pact with LUS Fiber also extends Sprint’s reach directly to LUS Fiber’s valued customers, and it opens a channel for Sprint to market its products and services to consumers and businesses. This partnership also opens the door to other mutually beneficial business opportunities for Sprint and LUS.”

A Huge Win-Win
“To have an internationally acclaimed company like Sprint reach out to Lafayette to form this relationship is yet another testament to the value of Lafayette’s investment in its fiber optic network,” says Joey Durel, President-Lafayette City-Parish Government. “Through LUS Fiber, we have already improved broadband capacity to every public school in Lafayette Parish, created a better and faster way for university faculty and students to share information and we have also seen new economic growth in our community. We look forward to working together with Sprint to develop new ways to provide Lafayette residents and businesses with the strongest wireless/fiber communications link in the nation.”

“The Sprint/LUS Fiber collaboration will offer additional savings to LUS Fiber customers who use Sprint’s wireless products and services,” says Terry Huval, director of Lafayette Utilities System and LUS Fiber. “For us, and for Lafayette, this is a huge win-win.”

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