Broadband Goal For Colorado Schools Scrutinized

DENVER (AP) — An intergovernmental entity that’s failed to meet its goal of connecting most Colorado school districts to broadband will be answering questions from state lawmakers who’ve tried for months to meet with the organization.

Westminster-based Eagle-Net Alliance had won a $100.6 million federal grant in 2010 to improve broadband service for schools. But with most of the money spent by May, Eagle-Net had connected less than half of the 168 school districts that it sought to link to a broadband network.

Lawmakers requested a hearing with Eagle-Net several months ago and were frustrated by a long delay in scheduling it. The hearing will take place Wednesday morning.

Eagle-Net is publicly funded entity.

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