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In first initiative of its kind, LPSS to extend school Wi-Fi to 1,100 student homes in Lafayette

March 24, 2022

Photo caption: Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools Irma Trosclair celebrates the installation of the first of 202 Link & Learn Wi-Fi 6 access points at the corner of Buick Street and Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette flanked by project partners (left)…

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Wi-Fi expansion to impact 1,100 Lafayette Parish students at home

March 23, 2022

Photo caption: A Lafayette Parish School System student completes coursework remotely from home on a Chromebook during the fall 2020 semester. LPSS is partnering with several groups in the community to install and operate a pilot filtered academic Wi-Fi 6…

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Applications open for LPSS-funded in-home internet service; part of bid to close digital gaps

October 4, 2020

By Katie Gagliano The Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools opened the parish’s first-ever in-home internet assistance program to applications Monday, one move in a broader plan to make the internet more accessible to all students. The in-home…

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Lafayette school board devotes $1.5 million to closing internet connectivity gaps for students

August 5, 2020

Image: Page 1 of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s legal opinion. By Katie Gagliano The Lafayette Parish School Board allocated $1.5 million Tuesday toward providing short-term internet connectivity solutions for students without internet access as part of a public-private partnership…

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Companies are using virtual reality methods to train their employees, and two Lafayette companies are out front of that trend

June 15, 2019

By Dan Boudreaux Virtual reality workforce training is the latest trend for numerous industries, and Lafayette is the home of two businesses and an educational institute that is on the forefront. Tantrum Lab and Digital Twin Studios are Lafayette-based tech companies that specialize…

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UL cuts ribbon on new aerospace electronics research lab

November 15, 2018

Photo courtesy of KATC The University of Louisiana at Lafayette opened the Nick Pugh Aerospace Electronics Research Laboratory during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The facility was formerly the Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment, or CAPE, Satellite Lab, which Pugh helped establish.…

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Lafayette couple Nick and JoAnn Pugh named Philanthropists of the Year for Lafayette Parish

October 2, 2018

Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Acadiana By Adam Daigle Nick and JoAnn Pugh will receive the 2018 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for Lafayette Parish from the Community Foundation of Acadiana and Hancock Whitney during an awards luncheon Nov. 15.…

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