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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

Idaho pays $3.5 million to feds in final settlement over defunct school broadband network

Idaho has sent $3.5 million to the Federal Communications Commission as part of a settlement over the defunct Idaho Education Network, to settle claims over federal payments to 63 Idaho …

Idaho countersues in broadband case

Even as two vendors from the now-defunct Idaho Education Network are suing the state of Idaho in federal court seeking payment of unpaid bills from the IEN, the state has …

Idaho hit with two federal lawsuits over failed broadband network

Two politically connected vendors are suing the state of Idaho in federal court after Attorney General Lawrence Wasden demanded that they pay back all the money they were paid for …

Legal costs reach $2 million for failed Idaho Education Network

Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to pay nearly $1 million for legal costs in the Idaho Education Network lawsuit, which the state lost.

Eye on Boise: Idaho Supreme Court slams ‘corrupted’ broadband project

Eye on Boise column for Sunday

Eye on Boise: Idaho putting no limits on fishing in warm waters

Unlike neighboring states, Idaho’s not planning any fishing restrictions or closures due to warm water, according to state Fish and Game officials. “In many streams, what we’re seeing this year …

Idaho sees more school Internet savings

BOISE – The savings are continuing to mount after the demise of the Idaho Education Network. The service, aimed at providing broadband Internet, videoconferencing and other services to every high …

Eye on Boise: Legislators hope for resolution on broadband network

State lawmakers are growing concerned about the broadband network that serves high schools across the state, after a judge Nov. 10 voided a $60 million contract for the Idaho Education …

Idaho school broadband legal bill nears $1 million

BOISE – Idaho’s legal fees to defend its now-voided contract for the Idaho Education Network high school broadband service are climbing toward $1 million. A 4th District Court judge voided …

Idaho schools broadband contract may be headed for rebid

BOISE – Idaho officials are scrambling to find a way to keep the statewide broadband network that serves high schools running after a judge tossed out the 5-year-old, $60 million …

Eye on Boise: Schools’ Internet provider caught up in funding tangle

BOISE – The troubled Idaho Education Network – the broadband network that links every Idaho high school and also provides video-conferencing – faces an uncertain future, though lawmakers have ensured …