Members of Congress want to give $2B more to healthcare facilities for broadband


Stephanie Condon

To ramp up the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 crisis, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers has proposed a big influx of cash to a program that subsidizes broadband deployments at healthcare facilities.

The Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo of California and Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska, would provide an extra $2 billion for the effort. The bill's supporters want to see the legislation included in Congress' next large COVID-19 relief package. To get the money out the door quickly, the bill proposes expanding the Federal Communications Commission's existing ...

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