When communities design broadband infrastructure to facilitate healthcare and telehealth delivery, they obviously plan to connect medical practitioners’ hospitals, offices, and other healthcare facilities.
Telehealth vendors have the frustrating experience of seeing their best efforts to serve rural populations thwarted by pathetic broadband connections. Or worse, no broadband at all.
Effective, well thought-out, multi-faceted marketing can make your community broadband network more money and can cost less than sales teams alone.
[Commentary] Telemedicine providers can’t catch senior citizens when they fall.
Public entities like the Federal Communications Commission and state legislatures are supposed to look after the common good.
[Commentary] On Thursday, December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal to abolish net neutrality.
[Commentary] The high rate of rural hospital closures is one factor driving the increasing interest in telemedicine, which uses high speed internet services to connect patients with healthcare providers.
[Commentary] Advocates who say local governments and utility cooperatives should have more freedom to provide broadband in underserved areas scored two legislative victories this spring.
In the battle to deploy broadband, cooperatives (co-ops) can be a decisive force to cover the rural flanks in states with aggressive broadband adoption goals such as California, New York, and Minnesota.