Fraud Issue Could Undermine ‘E-Rate’ Program

Jen writes “The Washington Post has this story on fraud investigations within the e-rate program. The senator heading up the investigation is a notorious opponent of the program, so many library people are worried that this is an attempt to end the program. “
Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.), chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Monday sent letters to 15 companies that have “significant involvement” in the federal “E-rate” program. Tauzin asked the companies, which include IBM and SBC Communications, to provide detailed records of the money they received and the services they provided under the program.