USDA’s rural broadband initiative raising eyebrows senior staff writer John Borland examines possible abuses of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural broadband funding program. This program, intended to bridge the digital divide, has also helped bring broadband internet access to rural schools. It is now under fire because a large portion of its funds were going to a company that served a wealthy Houston suburb — a suburb that also happens to be in the district of House Republican Leader Tom Delay.

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