Eagle-Net Alliance addresses Colorado lawmakers

8:38 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - An intergovernmental entity that's working to expand high-speed Internet service in Colorado is hoping its federal funding resumes soon.

Funds for Eagle-Net Alliance were suspended in December because of questions over compliance with environmental and other issues.

The Denver Post reports Chip White of Eagle-Net Alliance told state lawmakers Tuesday that Eagle-Net is hoping the suspension will be lifted within 30 days.

Eagle-Net has a $100.6 million federal grant to expand broadband. Officials say Eagle-Net has committed about $96 million of that so far. It aims to connect more than 220 educational institutions, libraries and school districts but is only serving about 55 right now.

Eagle-Net is slated to be mentioned in a U.S. House subcommittee hearing Wednesday on whether federal stimulus funding for broadband expansion is working.

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