FCC adds nearly $200M in funding for rural healthcare program

Katie Adams –
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

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The Federal Communications Commission is increasing financing by $197.98 million for its rural healthcare program this year, it stated in a June 30 news release.

Rural healthcare providers funding applications for high-speed broadband throughout the pandemic have actually gone beyond the $604.7 million financing cap for the FCCs rural health care program. The FCC said it pulled the $197.98 million from unused funds assigned for the program in previous years..

The companys statement presses the cap to $802.7 million, the greatest in the programs history.

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