At a Congressional hearing on June 17, Rep. Jim Greenwood, R-Pa., called for a complete and rapid overhaul of the $2.25 billion-a-year eRate program because, as revealed in the day-long hearing, its structure and rules have allowed for rampant waste and abuse.

"While a well-intentioned idea, the eRate program, as it is currently structured, is an invitation for disaster," said Greenwood, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which organized the hearing. "Indeed, if one were to design a program to pour money out the window, this would be the way to


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