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Senate Hearing Highlights FCC Efforts to Expand Broadband, Telehealth

There was a US Senate hearing recently on Federal Communications Commission policies and oversight. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted the agency’s recent actions to expand access to broadband and telehealth. These include increasing the annual funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program and proposing a

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FCC Seeks Comments on Proposal for Connected Care Pilot Program

The Federal Communications Commission recently agreed to seek comments for 30 days on creating a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans. If established, the program would support the expansion of

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FCC approves $171M expansion of rural broadband funding

This month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve a 40 percent increase in annual funding for the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP), raising its cap from $400 million annually to $571 million per year. The RHCP provides subsidies that allow rural

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