Did EducationSuperHighway work with service providers to get any data on rates or connectivity?

In some cases, to clarify connection types for a given region or state, EducationSuperHighway contacted the service provider to clarify the type of connection. For example, if an applicant indicated “Ethernet,” then our staff might contact the service provider indicated on the application to determine whether the service is Ethernet over a copper connection or Ethernet over a fiber connection.