VA gets FCC approval for $100M telemedicine pilot for rural broadband access

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said the pilot program would stand up for about two to three years with a handful of participants needing rural broadband.

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The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to establish a $100 million fund to support telemedicine, a strategy that’s proven useful at the Veterans Affairs Department. Now it could come to more veterans and low-income, rural Americans. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how it will work.

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