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FCC approves $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

August 3, 2018

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The nation’s lead agency regulating interstate communications has passed a plan to expand the use of telemedicine solutions.

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program supporting the use of remote telehealth technology for low-income and rural Americans.

The program, which was proposed last month by FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, was voted on at Thursday’s Open Commission Meeting in Washington.

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