Skip to main content
RSS

Rural Health
News by Topic: Broadband

FCC: Connect America Fund; Universal Service Reform-Mobility Fund Federal Register
May 22, 2018 - Notice of ruling from the Federal Communications Commission regarding the reconsideration of certain aspects of the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) challenge process procedures and modification of certain parameters for speed test measurements needed to file a successful challenge to an area that was previously deemed ineligible for MF-II support.
Source: Federal Register
view details
FCC: Connect America Fund: Rule Federal Register
May 1, 2018 - Rule from the Federal Communications Commission to increase the amount of operating costs that carriers that predominantly serve Tribal lands can recover through the Universal Service Fund because the cost to bring voice and broadband services to these areas is higher than those not serving Tribal lands.
Source: Federal Register
view details
Telemedicine: Different Types of Care Require Different Kinds of Broadband
May 1, 2018 - Discusses telemedicine and how broadband infrastructure needs vary based on the types of telemedicine being provided. Includes several examples of telemedicine programs and discusses the infrastructure they have used in order to achieve their results.
Source: The Daily Yonder
view details
USDA Seeks Applications for Technology Grants to Expand Access to Health Care and Education in Rural Areas
Apr 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to use broadband e-Connectivity to improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural communities. These grants, administered through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program, will range from $50,000 to $500,000. Proposals whose primary purpose is to provide opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery will receive priority.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
view details
Tribes Lead The Way For Faster Internet Access In New Mexico
Apr 10, 2018 - Details the efforts of the Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium to bring broadband access to rural tribal areas in New Mexico.
Source: KRWG TV/FM
view details
RUS: Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program; Notice Federal Register
Mar 28, 2018 - The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will accept applications for fiscal year 2018 for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program through September 30, 2018. Loan amounts will range from $100,000 to $25 million, and will be made available for the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband services to eligible rural areas.
Source: Federal Register
view details