Video: House hearing on #BTOP grants #broadband

On May 16 2012 the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a Hearing on Broadband Loans and Grants, aka BTOP.

* Henry Waxman Opening Statement  | video


Todd Zinser appeared to give the best overview of overall spending and his testimony includes this chart:
BTOP report
(CCI = comprehensive community infrastructure, PCC=public computer centers, SBA=sustainable broadband adoption)

As can be seen on the chart, infrastructure projects – many held up by environmental or other permit concerns – are lagging in fund uptake. Some may even miss the deadline (Sep 2013).

The Q&A focused on overspending and fraud on the Dem side, and more existential questions from the GOP side.