The telecommunications company Syringa Networks has sued Idaho, saying it illegally awarded a multimillion-dollar broadband contract to Qwest Communications Co. to build a statewide education network, even though Qwest didn't have the lowest bid, reports the Associated Press. In the lawsuit filed Dec. 15 in 4th District Court, Syringa's attorneys claim an impartial evaluation team selected by the Idaho Department of Administration found the company was the most technically proficient bidder and also the least expensive, but that the department awarded the contract to Qwest instead. The contract is part of an ambitious project to link public schools, universities, and...

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