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The Federal Communications Commission has voted unanimously to push ahead with Connected Care, a pilot program to promote the use of telemedicine, to the tune of some $100 million.

Modern Healthcare reports that the three-year pilot program would support a limited number of projects with that $100 million. The focus would be “on pilots that help providers ‘defray’ the broadband costs of bringing telemedicine to low-income Americans and veterans.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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