Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series
Every month, SHLB hosts a webinar featuring key industry leaders and researchers around the topics in our Broadband Action Plan.
United States of Anchors:
May 8, 2017
11 am - 12 pm EDT
Stay tuned for more information and register now for the conference!
This webinar is free and open to the public.
Follow along online by tweeting at @SHLBCoalition and following the hashtag #Grow2Gig.
Webinar recordings will be available to the public for one month. After that, only full members will have access. Learn more about full member benefits.
Grow2Gig+ Webinar - Rural Health Care Program
The Rural Health Care Program has reached a fiscal cliff. Funding requests for 2016 exceeded the program's $400 million cap, and USAC recently announced it would reduce funding by 7.5% for 2016 applicants. SHLB filed an emergency letter with ten Telehealth Networks and is currently urging the Commission to take immediate steps to provide interim relief. Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of the Rural Health Care Program, telemedicine, and other steps we can take to improve the health of rural communities.
Kathy Wibberly (Director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center) provided an overview of the program. Ally Orwig (Project Coordinator at Indiana Rural Health Association) provided the perspective of a funding recipient and challenges faced. Jeff Mitchell (former Director of RHC Program and currently Of Counsel at Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP) explored the policies around the future of the program. John Windhausen (Executive Director, SHLB) moderated the discussion.