Engagement on Equity: Connectivity and the Future of Healthcare

Bridging the digital divide can help address our nation’s persistent health disparities.

A Preview of the FCC's July Open Meeting: Taking the "E" Out of EBS and TV

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was the agenda for the Federal Communications Commission's July 10 Open Meeting, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai laid out in a blog post o

Why is the FCC Talking about a USF Cap?

The Benton Foundation unequivocally opposes any proposals from the Federal Communications Commission that would allow the FCC to shirk its responsibilities to meet its Congressionally-mandated mission. The FCC is supposed to ensure:

Turning Barbershops into Telehealth Centers

In urban neighborhoods, where Internet service and health care can be hard to access, a novel pilot project uses local barbershops and salons as wireless hubs and hypertension screening centers.


Connected Health Initiative

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

The Connected Health Initiative is closing out the year with an exciting event focused on the future of health technology.

Many Pregnant Women Live Too Far From a Doctor to Get Regular Care. Here's How Technology Can Help

For anyone who is pregnant, having a hospital delivery room nearby means knowing that when the baby arrives medical assistance will be close at hand.

USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing the funding through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program.

FCC Telehealth Barriers Report: Almost Half of US Counties Face “Double Burden”

Almost half of US counties face a “double burden” of chronic disease and a need for greater broadband connectivity, according to a new report filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

SHLB Petitions FCC to Reconsider Rural Health Care Order

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition petitioned the

FCC Issues Advisory Committee Public Safety and Telehealth Reports

The Federal Communications Commission released four reports from its Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC).