FCC Revamps Telecomm Program for Rural Healthcare Providers

Published by Healthcare Dive on August 2, 2019  By Ron Shinkman Dive Brief: The Federal Communications Commission has introduced reforms to the Rural Health Care Program intended to make it easier for hospitals and other medical providers in remote areas to receive access to broadband and telecommunications services. The FCC simplified how RHC funding is distributed to favor providers if …

FCC grants Hawaii counties $18.1M to expand rural broadband services

Published by Hawaii News on May 15, 2019 By Star-advertiser Staff The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday authorized more than $18.1 million in funding to expand broadband services to over 3,900 unserved rural homes and businesses in Hawaii’s four counties over the next decade. The funding, which provider Hawaiian Telcom Inc. will begin receiving this month, comes from the Connect …