Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FCC to Invest $400 /million annually in Rural Healthcare Broadband

The FCC announced plans to invest up to $400 million annually to enable doctors, nurses, hospitals and
clinics to deliver health care to patients in rural areas using broadband facilities. The initiative is one of four programs in the Universal Service Fund administered by the FCC.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would bring affordable broadband connectivity to more than 2,000 rural hospitals and clinics. The FCC said it can do so without increasing the projected size of the overall universal service fund.


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