As Vice President Al Gore fights to save the eRate from its critics, his home state of Tennessee is facing a battle of its own.

ISIS 2000, the loser in a bid to provide service to the state's 1,500 schools, has accused the state of fraud in awarding a $49 million eRate contract to Education Networks of America (ENA). ENA's bid was $23 million higher than ISIS 2000's.

ENA is owned by Al Ganier, a longtime friend of Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist. ISIS 2000 has urged the Federal Communications Commission


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