The Health Care Connect Fund (HCF) provides support for broadband connectivity to eligible healthcare providers (HCPs) and encourages the formation of state and regional broadband networks. Under the HCF, eligible HCPs can apply as individuals or as part of a consortium. Individual HCPs applicants will be able to receive a 65 percent discount on all eligible services. Consortium applicants will be able to receive a 65 percent discount on all eligible services and equipment. Consortium applicants will also be able to receive this discount on HCP constructed and owned network facilities. The application process will begin in late summer of 2013 and funding will begin January 1, 2014.
To find out if your healthcare entity is an eligible recipient, please visit the USAC Rural Health Care website: