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FCC Launches Mapping Tool to Drive Broadband Healthcare Solutions

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This Tuesday, the FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force unveiled its Mapping Broadband Health in America tool which permits users to “visualize, overlay, and analyze broadband and health data” at the national, state, county and census block levels.  The interactive tool will enable users to generate customized maps that can identify “double-burden” communities where a high incidence of… Continue Reading

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

Posted in FCC

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 information on fees charged by Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-rate consultants.  Of particular concern to the Senators are alleged… Continue Reading

E-rate Application Deadline Extended Again

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Mel Blackwell, USAC’s Vice President of the E-rate Program, issued a news brief on Friday announcing that, as a result of “unexpected complications with the implementation of USAC’s new IT system,” USAC is extending the deadline for all applicants to submit their Description of Services Ordered and Certification Form (FCC Form 471) from Friday, April… Continue Reading

Commissioner Clyburn Embarking on Nationwide Tour

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Commissioner Clyburn announced her forthcoming Connecting Communities: Bridging the Communications and Opportunities Divide tour in which she will visit communities around the country to “hear first-hand the opportunities and challenges of bringing robust, affordable communications services to all Americans.”  Interested parties can keep up with Commissioner Clyburn’s journey via Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectingCommunities or… Continue Reading