VIDEO RELEASE: Gardner Digs for Answers on EAGLE-Net Waste and Sustainability Issues

VIDEO RELEASE: Gardner Digs for Answers on EAGLE-Net Waste and Sustainability Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. – As part of a Congressional hearing on the effectiveness of stimulus funded broadband, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) pressed for more information about how EAGLE-Net Alliance has spent $100 million of taxpayer money on overbuilding existing fiber optic networks.

 “After today’s hearing there are still many unanswered questions about waste and whether EAGLE-Net will ever be sustainable, which is a condition of the company’s grant,” Gardner said.  “There are also new questions about issues with other sources of financing that EAGLE-Net is taking advantage of, including a bank loan and line of credit.   In light of these developments, we are seriously considering requesting a federal audit of this program.”

The following exchanges took place at the Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on “Is the Broadband Stimulus Working”:

Gardner Questions National Telecommunications and Information Administration Asst. Sec. Larry Strickling About Oversight of EAGLE-Net

Gardner Questions Panel of Experts on Broadband Stimulus Spending

 

A  background memo on the hearing and full list of witnesses is available HERE.

Congressman Gardner is a member in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the following Subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations.

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