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Healthcare From Anywhere: The FCC’s Impact on Telehealth Innovations and Programs

Lansing, MI. (September 15, 2020) - Connected Nation (CN), through its state program Connected Nation Michigan (CN Michigan), is hosting a series of FREE webinars focused on telehealth usage and advances for patients and doctors and how the technology is impacting the healthcare industry as a whole. 

Join CN Michigan on Tuesday, September 22 at 10am (CT)/11am (ET) for a discussion with Ryan Palmer, the Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division (TAPD) within the Wireline Competition Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Division Palmer leads has principal oversight responsibility for all aspects of universal service policy issues, including the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

“Since the Coronavirus outbreak, the immediate need for expanding telehealth and telemedicine has grown tremendously,” said Eric Frederick, Executive Director, CN Michigan. “Decisions made at the FCC during the pandemic have opened doors for many healthcare providers to reach more of their patients. We want to help everyone understand how these decisions are made, what they should know to access telehealth, and how what is happening at the federal level impacts people at home.” 

During this webinar, we will explore the FCC’s approach to telemedicine before and during the pandemic as well as long-term plans for improving and expanding access to this technology to more people and communities. 

Learn more about the federal decisions that impact patients and healthcare providers locally AND ask your questions. Anyone is welcome to attend. Sign up here:

You can watch the previous webinars and get details about future events by heading to this webpage:

Ryan Palmer

More about the panelist: 
Ryan Palmer is the Chief of the Telecommunications Access Policy Division (TAPD) within the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC. He took on that role in September of 2014.

Prior to coming to the FCC, Ryan served as Commissioner of the West Virginia Public Service Commission from 2010-2014, during which time he was an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee (NARUC) on Telecommunications and the Presidential Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications.

From 2008-2010 - Ryan served as Deputy General Counsel for the Governor of West Virginia and he was employed as an attorney/aide for Commissioner Charlotte Lane at the United States International Trade Commission from 2003-2008. In addition, Ryan is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.

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About Connected Nation: CN Michigan is a local subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation, which has worked for nearly two decades to identify innovative solutions to connect every family, business, and community to broadband (high-speed internet). 

Our mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation. For more information, please visit: connectednation.organd follow Connected Nation on Facebookand Twitter.

Contacts: Jessica Denson, Director, Communications

Email:                         Phone: 502-341-2024