StimulatingBroadband.com 12/07/2012 San Francisco - Federal grant managers overseeing the controversial $100.635 million Eagle-NET middle mile broadband stimulus project in Colorado have suspended all funding for the statewide network effort.
In a letter dated yesterday, the Director of the Grants Management Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sent to Eagle-NET Alliance's (ENA) Vice President of Operations that the federal agency "is suspending your award, effective immediately."
The suspension was issued, "Due to ongoing concerns relating to your compliance with grant terms and conditions."
The Eagle-NET project grant was awarded in Round 2 of the Obama Administration's broadband stimulus program by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Given the chronically short resources of NTIA to oversee its issued grants under the program, NOAA personnel have been contracted by NTIA, a sister agency within the Department of Commerce, to oversee grant management issues.
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