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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Mark Wigfield
The federal government said Thursday it has blocked millions in funding to Idaho's education broadband system because a lawsuit over the project's $60 million contract raised questions about who should get the cash.
Republican leaders of a House committee criticized the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday for sending about $1 million in stimulus funds to a London company to collect data on broadband speeds of various U.S. Internet providers.
It's "holding funding while it determines whether... rules were violated," spokesman Mark Wigfield wrote.
The FCC "is currently reviewing the funding in question in light of the Syringa Idaho Supreme Court case which alleges problems with the procurement process for the Idaho State Education Network," said spokesman Mark Wigfield.