House Hearing: Political Divide Over Broadband Stimulus

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House Hearing: Political Divide Over Broadband Stimulus - 2011-02-10 18:26:49 | Broadcasting & Cable
"Was a platform for debate on how the program had been run, should be run"
With Eagle Communications President and CEO Gary Shorman one of the witnesses, the issue of overbuilding
existing service was a major one.

Shorman says that the government gave $101 million to a grantee, who proceeded to use it to overbuild Eagle where it and AT&T were already providing service. Shorman said that was not what the program was supposed to be about; that the government should not be subsidizing a competitor, and that it could mean he would have to reduce his investment in his network or cut jobs.
 
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