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The United States Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Program

The United States Federal Communications Commission is an independent federal agency established by the Communications Act of 1934. The Commission is charged with regulating interstate and international... more +
The United States Federal Communications Commission is an independent federal agency established by the Communications Act of 1934. The Commission is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, wire, satellite, and cable. less -

FCC adopts proposed $21,691,499 fine of Network Services Solutions for violations of the USF Rural Health Care Program

In the first major FCC enforcement proceeding involving its Rural Health Care Program, the FCC on November 4, 2016 adopted an NAL for nearly $22 Million against telecommunications reseller Network Services Solutions, which...more

Senate Committee Seeks Information on Rural Health Care and E-Rate Consultant Fees

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On May 10, Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and USAC CEO Chris Henderson requesting...more

FCC Seeks Comment on Healthcare Connect Fund Clarification

The Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment on a petition filed by the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) for reconsideration and clarification of the FCC’s recent Rural Health Care Support Mechanism Order....more

Federal Communications Commission Expands Availability of 400 Million Dollar Rural Health Care Support Mechanism

Executive Summary: The Federal Communications Commission has released an Order significantly expanding access to $400 million in funds available to health care providers for more accessible and affordable broadband services....more

FCC Creates an Annual $400 Million Healthcare Connect Fund for Broadband Services and Infrastructure

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Dec. 21, the FCC released its long-awaited Report and Order reforming its funding mechanisms for rural health care by creating a Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) of $400 million annually....more

FCC Will Work to Implement mHealth Task Force Report

by Mintz Levin on

In a move he says will improve the quality of health care and cut health system costs, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the Commission will work toward implementing recommendations proposed by the mHealth Task Force,...more

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