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A golden moment for telehealth depends on meeting the need for broadband
January 26, 2023

The FCC established the Affordable Connectivity Program in December 2021 to provide access and subsidized computing devices. It's free to enroll in ACP, but too few people are taking advantage.

Telehealth cuts health care’s carbon footprint and patient’s costs during pandemic
January 20, 2023

A study by UC Davis Health researchers assessed telehealth visits’ carbon footprint and their potential savings in lives, costs and time compared to in-person visits. It included data from five University of California health care systems over the pandemic’s first two years.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
January 13, 2023

The public health emergency has been formally extended through April 11, 2023. The Biden Administration stated early in 2022 that they would give states a 60-day notification of when the PHE is scheduled to come to an end. We can assume that if the PHE will be coming to an end, there should be notification around Feb 11, 2023.

Telehealth Visits Unlikely to Require In-Person Follow-Up Within 90 Days
December 27, 2022

Health care resources can be scarce, especially for rural communities, and information on the effectiveness of different methods for delivering care is important to guide decisions about how to allocate resources most effectively.

USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program Now Open
December 5, 2022

This competitive program helps rural communities use advanced telecommunications technology to connect to each other - and the world - overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

FCC National Broadband Map
November 22, 2022

The FCC just released the first draft of the National Broadband Map, there most detailed map of broadband availability to date. Consumers and other stakeholders can now help improve the map by checking it and disputing inaccuracies. If you see any inaccurate information on the map about your location or the services providers reported as available, please file a challenge; to dispute the data.