Josh Smith of the National Journal reports some House Republicans are unhappy with the FCC:
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans are complaining that federal officials spent about $1 million to pay a British company to test American broadband speeds.
SamKnows, a company based in the United Kingdom that the Federal Communications Commission tapped to help measure broadband speeds, was the recipient of that $1 million, which came from $4.7 billion in stimulus funds set aside for broadband development.
The major complaint, Smith reports, is that funding for the initiative went overseas instead of staying here in the U.S. The FCC, for their part, has responded they are “mystified” by the complaint.