Posts tagged ‘ilec’

Maine Makes The Tough Decisions

Maine governor John Baldacci (D) did an excellent job on his letter (available on Baller Herbst here) to the NTIA regarding stimulus fund applications. His office is recommending projects costing only $42 million, a very reasonable amount of money compared to most other states’ recommendations. He even recommended that the NTIA not fund some projects and clearly described how the state lacked data to judge some other projects.

All of this is excellent work, work that some governors have chosen not to undertake.

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The ILECs Challenge the Stimulus

As the ILECs start challenging stimulus applications, I’m hearing that applicants will not get a chance to dispute the ILECs’ complaints. This would be bad. The allocation process is already underfunded. Fierce Telecom has more.