Telemedicine providers can’t catch senior citizens when they fall. But health services delivered over broadband can make it possible for seniors to live independently for longer periods of time.Read More...
By Craig Settles
Communities should consider the needs of both long-term and acute medical care as they create networks for telemedicine. Whether it’s providing lifesaving stroke treatment or caring for chronic conditions like addiction or wound management,…
Telehealth is a great way to meet a community need while demonstrating the advantages of having a fast and publicly owned internet service provider.
A flexible new mobile medical treatment facility offers communities options for both acute and long-term care. Broadband technology expands their reach and could help save lives
Public entities like the Federal Communications Commission and state legislatures are supposed to look after the common good. Instead, their policies are making things tougher for small towns and rural areas anxious to improve their…
The Federal Communications Commission votes next week on whether to undo net neutrality. The rules help protect consumers in uncompetitive markets, so rural America has a lot at stake.
Adding telemedicine services to the local mix can leverage broadband investment in ways that benefit everyone – businesses, libraries, schools, families, and patients.
House Bill 5099 would prohibit counties and cities from putting any public funds into a government-owned or -managed network. The tight restrictions would replace Michigan’s current municipal-network limitations.
The FCC chairman supports defining broadband as speeds that are barely fast enough for browsing, let alone media streaming, video conferencing, or other business-related uses. The question is: What are you going to do about it?
A city in eastern Idaho figured out how to build a gig network for its city of 13,800 residents with no debt and a strong sign-up rate. Maybe there’s a lesson for other communities here.