NTIA dodges Gardner’s questions on EAGLE-Net
WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has provided what can only be described as an evasive response to Congressman Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) request for answers about EAGLE-Net’s broadband service.
“NTIA’s response was not only inadequate in answering any of our questions, but it almost defended the gross overreach of EAGLE-Net’s original scope,” Gardner said. “You would think that after EAGLE-Net’s grant was suspended, the agency that manages those funds would be more willing to work with Congress to get to the bottom of what happened.”
Earlier this month, EAGLE-Net had its $100 million grant suspended for not following the rules. Prior to that, members of Congress were scrutinizing EAGLE-Net’s operations and charged that the broadband provider was overbuilding existing networks and putting rural telecomm providers out of business.
Click HERE to read Gardner’s original letter to NTIA.
Click HERE to read NITA’s response.