Feds block education funding because of lawsuit

The federal government said it has blocked millions in funding to Idaho’s education broadband system because a lawsuit over the project’s $60 million contract raised questions about who should get the cash, the Associated Press reports. The Federal Communications Commission withheld $7 million for the Idaho Education Network, a high-speed broadband network for Idaho high schools. Idaho legislative budget writers learned Thursday telecom giant CenturyLink and Education Networks of America haven’t been paid by the federal government since last March…

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