The Kansas City Star reports that after three years of operation and more than $40 million, Kansas’ statewide broadband network for schools, libraries, and hospitals is operating at only 3 percent capacity. That’s not good enough for a panel of lawmakers who on March 7 sharply criticized the program, known as Kan-Ed. They questioned the competency of the program’s director, as well as decisions to award contracts without going through state bidding processes …

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