Broadband-enabled solutions have an important role in health information technology. There is potential to improve delivery of health care services, contribute to controlling costs, and extend the reach of health care professionals. The health IT industry can serve as an engine for job creation and global competitiveness. FCC efforts emphasize that network connectivity is critical. The combining of networks, applications, devices and individual actions represent an enormous opportunity that broadband-enabled health IT solutions can unlock. For more information about broadband and health care, and particularly the contribution broadband can make to Rural Health care, see the National Broadband Plan .