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Rural Health Care Program 2007 Headlines

  • FCC Launches Initiative to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural America Through Broadband Telehealth Services - 11/19/07
    News Release: Word | Acrobat
    Selected Participants: Word | Acrobat
    Corrected Order: Word | Acrobat
    Erratum (12/17/07): Word | Acrobat
    Order: Word | Acrobat
    Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
    McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). American Telemedicine Association Petition for Reconsideration - In this Order, the Commission sought comment on the American Telemedicine Association's Petition for Reconsideration of the Commission’s Second Report and Order, in which it requested that the Commission grandfather, for an indefinite period of time, rural sites that were no longer eligible for rural health care support under the new definition of rural in the Second Report and Order, but which were eligible prior to the date of the Second Report and Order. DA 07-1237 (3/13/07) Word | Acrobat
  • Order on Reconsideration (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Commission grant a Petition filed by National LambdaRail, Inc. (NLR) seeking reconsideration or, in the alternative, clarification of the Commission’s order establishing a rural health care pilot program to encourage the provision of telehealth and telemedicine services throughout the nation. Specifically, we find that pilot program applicants may request and, if selected, may receive funding to support up to 85 percent of the cost of connecting state and regional broadband networks to the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development, Inc. (Internet2) or NLR. We further find that an applicant that proposes to connect its state or regional broadband networks to Internet2 or NLR may either (1) pre-select Internet2 or NLR; or (2) seek a competitive bid for the provision of nationwide backbone services from Internet2 or NLR. To ensure the success of the pilot program, we expect that Internet2 and NLR will interconnect or peer with each other. Finally, we provide applicants with an additional thirty (30) days time to submit their applications to the Commission. FCC 07-6 (2/6/07) Word | Acrobat
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