Well it looks like Huval and Durel tried to sneak some announcements in regarding the LUS fiber pricing at tonights council meeting. Â I suppose this short notice was an attempt to keep the incumbents from being on hand. Â I also believe the only reason they announced the pricing tonight was because of the recent questions and concerns by the citizens over recent articles where Huval was very vague and basically hiding info and not being up front to the citizens of this city. Â They “Durel and Huval” took a lot of flak in the comments for these various articles by the citizens who feel that both Durel and Huval seem to forget they work for the citizens of this city and that they are public servants. Â These guys run things like a business (which can sometimes be a good thing) but they are very secretive and keep things from the public too often.
Anyway, I got wind of that they were making this pricing announcement tonight and so I tuned in and documented everything I could. Â I posted everything as quickly as I could to LFT411.com and Twitter to reach as many people as possible. Â It was nice to scoop The Advertiser and provide more details then what they did on their website. Â Simple pleasures I know.
Here are the basics:
VIP (Video, Internet and Phone) – This is what LUS is calling things. Â Personally I do kinda like this better than the “Triple Play” or “Bundle” that everyone else calls it.
Basic VIP â€“ Â Total $84.85 Â (Does not include taxes and fees)
80 Channels – $39.95
10 Mbps (up/down) – $28.95
Phone $15.95 and .05 min LD (Basic Features)
VIP Silver – $137.21Â (Does not include taxes and fees)
250 Channels – $63.31
30 Mbps (up/down) – $44.95
Phone w/ extra features – $28.95
VIP Gold – $199.99Â (Does not include taxes and fees)
250 Channels and Includes HD and Premium Movie Channels (Suites) 45+ HD? – $98.09
50 Mbps (up/down) – $57.95
Phone with Unlimited LD – $43.95
They also announced some business fiber internet plans:
Business Internet Plans:
10 Mbps – $64.95
Â 50 Mbps – $119.95
Â 100Mbps – $199.95
They rushed through things pretty quickly, I did record it (video) and could provide that but its not very good quality and hard to read the power point presentation.
Many people commented else where that they were more interested in the “A La Carte” pricing for TV services. Â Well what they don’t know is that LUS stated (Huval) at the CampFiber event that they will not be able to offer “A La Carte” the content providers make this impossible with how they negotiate contracts, same thing the incumbents have been saying for some time but no one believes them because they are just after money, at least now that LUS is saying this people will finally understand that most of the incumbents have their hands tied in what they can and cant do by the content providers