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Virginia Covering the “Last Mile” with Rural Broadband Grants

Last month Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $18.3 million in grants to address the broadband gap in underserved areas and increase access to healthcare and other necessary services. “Broadband is a necessity for communities to attract business, for students to use educational resources, and for Virginians to receive healthcare through telemedicine,” Northam said […]

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FCC Report Identifies More Challenges to Telehealth

For many people in rural communities, the Internet access that those of us in urban and suburban areas take for granted still remains inaccessible—which can make expanding access to telehealth, a solution that can help to alleviate the burden that chronic disease places on so many rural areas, decidedly challenging. As Telecompetitor first reported, the […]

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Finding that Balance

Life is all about balance. We find ourselves in a continual juggling act of good, bad, too much, not enough, and so on. Case in point from the telehealth world: With the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) planned $100 million telehealth pilot project, everything seems to be looking up in the world of connected care. However, […]

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FCC Connected Care Pilot: AHA Weighs In

In recent months, telemedicine advocacy groups have increasingly turned their attention to the importance of expanding broadband access in rural communities—particularly since reports have indicated that more than 30 million Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband Internet, including as many as 39 percent of people residing in rural areas, making high-quality telemedicine care next […]

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FCC Approves $100 Million Connected Care Pilot

Good news for rural health care providers, advocates, and patients: In their August 2 meeting of commissioners, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously gave its approval to their proposed $100 million Connected Care pilot program when, as Fierce Healthcare first reported, it voted in favor of a notice of inquiry for the program, opening it […]

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Advocacy Groups Voice Support for 5G Bill

In recent months, telemedicine advocacy groups have increasingly turned their attention to the importance of expanding broadband access in rural communities. Reports have indicated that more than 30 million Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband Internet, including as many as 39 percent of people residing in rural areas, making high-quality telemedicine care next to […]

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In Hearing, AHA Urges Investment in Rural Broadband, Remote Monitoring

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible, whether a patient is located at home or in a hospital, without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to […]

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FCC Steps Up Investment in Telehealth for Low-Income Americans

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, studies have […]

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Senators Urge FCC to Prioritize Rural Health

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, studies have […]

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AHA Protests FCC Rural Health Care Program Cuts

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, studies have […]

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