Stimulus Funds Used to Pay Colorado’s $100 Million Internet Bill

Everybody wants faster Internet service. But would you pay
$100,635,190 for it? Too late, you already did!That’s the amount of stimulus money being spent to run fiber
optic lines to government buildings in rural areas in
Colorado—frequently in towns that already have some kind of
comparable service. EagleNet, the stimulus-fueled operation, says it’s providing
faster, cheaper service to schools and government offices, but this
Denver TV station investigation found fat executive salaries and
perks, under-qualified managers, and other kinds of corporate
mismanagement.(Be sure to enjoy the sinister reporter voice saying “LOL” at
the 20 second mark.)But let’s take another step back: Did you notice the Skype
interview with a guy in one of the supposed strapped, underserved
towns? That’s an interview that required live streaming video over
the Internet. Not exactly a great way to illustrate dire need.
Don’t get me wrong, stutterly Skype is The. Worst. But it may not
be cause intervention to the tune of millions in federal tax
dollars.Via the
Washington Free Beacon.

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