Idaho Officials Ask Judge to Reconsider Broadband Network Ruling
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are asking a judge to reconsider and clarify his ruling that voided the state's $60 million contract that provides broadband in public schools.
Attorneys with the Idaho Department of Administration filed the 12-page motion Tuesday. Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen ruled last week that Idaho violated its procurement law after handing the multi-million statewide contract to Qwest to install broadband equipment for the Idaho Education Network.
The project connects public high schools, universities and business in Idaho. Owen ruled that Idaho couldn't salvage the contract, but now the state is asking if that also applies a purchase order that wasn't legally challenged.