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Industry Voices—the FCC's Rural Health Care Fund Is a Victim of Its Own Success

Nov 27, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a proposal to increase the $400 million annual cap on the Rural Health Care Fund. Among other things, this proposal would target funding to rural and tribal healthcare providers and prioritize the distribution of grants based on remoteness, type of service requested, whether the funding will come from the Telecom Program or the Healthcare Connect Fund, and the economic need of the provider's population.
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Access · Broadband · Funding · Legislation and regulations · Telehealth