NCTA worries feds are funding overbuilders

The government says it's providing broadband access that rural communities need to attract new businesses, educational opportunities and jobs by doling out billions of dollars in stimulus funds, including $256.4 million yesterday.

The NCTA and its member company Eagle Communications think the feds might be funding overbuilders and want a review of a $101 million broadband grant in Kansas.

The area in question is "already one of the best-served communities in western Kansas," said Eagle President Gary Shorman in a letter to NTIA and the Rural Utilities Service.

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