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Rural Health Care Program: healthcare providers receive discounted broadband and telecom services from USAC and Spectrum Enterprise

Learn how your healthcare facility can benefit from USAC’s Rural Health Care Program

The Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) Healthcare Connect Fund and Telecommunications Program provides funding to eligible healthcare providers (HCPs) to obtain broadband networks and telecom services that serve rural and underserved communities.* Spectrum Enterprise offers a suite of eligible services—and a team of dedicated Rural Health Care Program specialists—to help you navigate the program and support your goals to expand and improve the quality of healthcare for rural and underserved communities.

*Funding is provided to individual health care providers (HCPs) and consortia, which can include non-rural HCPs (if the consortium has a majority of rural sites).

What is the Healthcare Connect Fund?

The Healthcare Connect Fund provides discounts of up to 65% off broadband services. It expands HCP access to broadband services and encourages the creation of state and regional broadband healthcare networks. These networks can be used for a variety of purposes—from transmitting electronic health records (EHRs), sending X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to a distant hospital to videoconferencing for telehealth or training. The program is administered by the Rural Healthcare Division of USAC.

What is the Telecommunications Program?

The Telecommunications Program provides a USAC-calculated discount on telecom expenses based on the urban-rural price difference in your area. It enables HCPs to access broadband and telecom services that otherwise may be out of reach for rural communities, empowering providers to enable care delivery options in telehealth and beyond. The program is administered by the Rural Healthcare Division of USAC.

How we can help

Spectrum Enterprise provides broadband and telecom services eligible for RHC Program discounts and we have a team of more than 100 experienced professionals who can help you access information to qualify for funding.

Our team stays up to date on the latest USAC administrative rules and procedures, and can help you navigate the RHC application processes to transition your healthcare facility to an integrated community healthcare network. For assistance, contact a local, dedicated Spectrum Enterprise Healthcare representative.

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Spectrum Enterprise is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide broadband and telecom services under the Rural Health Care Program. The company’s Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) is 143050436.


Rural Health Care Program eligible services*




Managed Network services

*Eligibility of products and services for Rural Health Care Program discounts is determined by the FCC and administered by the Rural Healthcare Division of USAC.



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