Lafayette fought for years against the incumbents for the ability to roll out its own fiber-optic network: The Louisiana town fought advertising, court cases, and citizens (possibly acting on others' interests) to gain the right, which they now have, to install their glass network after voters approved it. Then-SBC suggested they might withdraw jobs from the city, even. Now Lafayette will add a citywide Wi-Fi network, too. Fiber is great, but fiber interfaces are expensive. Popping out from fiber (owned by the network) to Wi-Fi for end-point services like remote meter reading, public access, and mobile municipal applications (building inspection, public safety) is a perfect complement. CSG Data Networks will build out the Wi-Fi system using Tropos gear.