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New Study of Broadband Stimulus is not so Independent

New Study of Broadband Stimulus is not so Independent

By Scott Wallsten

Published in The Hill on January 23, 2015

The National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) recently released a study evaluating its implementation of the $4.7 billion broadband stimulus program (the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, or BTOP). The NTIA paid ASR Analytics $5 million to do the study, which it touts as “independent.”

A careful read of the report, however, shows that the most important part of the study was not at all independent: the choice of which BTOP awards to study.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/230483-new-study-of-broadband-stimulus-program-is-not-so-independent

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