The Plot Thickens with Lake County Broadband Initiative


Fresh off the heels of Lake County’s  $65m ARRA FTTP “palate cleansing” funding freefall and subsequent management restructure, comes this latest twist reported by

Mediacom Asks USDA Inspector General for Federal Probe of Lake County, MN Broadband Award

“Cable operator Mediacom has filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,  asking for a federal probe of the $66.5 million broadband stimulus grant/loan package awarded to Lake County, Minnesota. This, the first publicly disclosed filing about the broadband stimulus program issued to Agriculture’s Inspector General, comes as the new Republican leadership of Congress is pushing federal IGs to more rigorously examine stimulus program irregularities.”

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Interestingly, this type of activity may be a harbinger of things to come…