Telecom Badgers University Over $32M Broadband Grant

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A telecommunications provider filed suit in Wisconsin state court against the state's university system Wednesday, saying it is using a $32.3 million federal grant to gain an advantage over private companies in the competition to provide broadband services.

Wisconsin Independent Telecommunications System Inc., which does business as Access Wisconsin, accuses the University of Wisconsin System and fellow defendants Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WiscNet and CCI Systems Inc. of forming a consortium at taxpayers' expense so they can create and run the so-called building community capacity through...
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