A recently disclosed 2008 letter from Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho to the Department of Agriculture supported a loan-guarantee application for Open Range Communications, which the letter said would make it possible for millions of rural Americans to gain access to wireless Internet. The company, which won a $267 million loan guarantee, has filed for bankruptcy. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

A recently disclosed 2008 letter from Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho to the Department of Agriculture supported a loan-guarantee application for Open Range Communications, which the letter said would make it possible for millions of rural Americans to gain access to wireless Internet. The company, which won a $267 million loan guarantee, has filed for bankruptcy. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)