Congress Widens Probe of Library E-Rate Program
Tauzin, Greenwood Step-Up Committee’s Investigation Into Troubled E-Rate Program and sent letters to 13 companies vendors and applicants participating in the program (a copy of which is available at the link above). “As part of an expanded investigation into the troubled E-rate program, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman James Greenwood (R-PA) called on IBM and Alpha Telecommunications to turn over documents related to their involvement in the program. Linked are copies of letters sent to IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano and Alpha Telecommunication President Paul Karas.”
See my related postings on the e-rate program
here. See also this new report from the Education and Library Networks Coalition,
E-Rate: A Vision of Opportunity and Innovation. According to the press release: schools and libraries rely on e-rate support, especially under current budget constraints.