SHLB Coalition Statement in Support of the FCC’s Connected Care Proposal
June 28, 2019


For Immediate Release

Alicja Johnson
(202) 261-6599

Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019) - Today the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition praised the Federal Communications Commission’s intention to adopt the “Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the SHLB Coalition, made the following statement: 

“With rural hospitals closing at alarming rates and the opioid crisis spreading, patients need access to telehealth solutions more than ever before, especially in rural markets. The SHLB Coalition is very pleased that the FCC is exploring strategies to help low-income people and veterans obtain affordable telehealth solutions at home. We are especially grateful to Commissioner Carr for his leadership on this issue, and the SHLB Coalition looks forward to working with the FCC to make life-saving telemedicine services a reality for all Americans.”


About SHLB: 
The SHLB Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that supports open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections for anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. The SHLB Coalition is based in Washington, D.C. and has a diverse membership of commercial and non-commercial organizations from across the United States. To learn more, visit

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