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2024 Healthcare Connect Fund Update from NCTNA

AN UPDATE ON THE FCC FUND THAT POWERS NCTNA’S EMPOWERING BROADBAND DISCOUNTS! This time of year, NCTNA likes to look back at the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) program history to evaluate lessons learned and determine where we are on the spectrum between progress and lack-thereof regarding successfully securing funding for the providers we serve. This helps us prioritize our […]

Affordable Connectivity Program Updates

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: March 2023 NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin Overview As we’ve noted in earlier bulletins, the most important barrier to the adoption of telehealth is broadband access, and one of the most important reasons for lack of access is affordability. A key provision in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a $14.2B set […]


Learn more about how NCTNA protects our members who rely on the federally-funded discounts we secure on their behalf. These discounts can drastically reduce the cost of high-quality, direct-connection, medical-grade broadband– making it affordable and available to healthcare providers who may otherwise not be able to utilize this connectivity due to price-sensitivity. HOW NCTNA PROTECTS […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: February 2023

NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin Background As we begin 2024, this edition of the NC Healthcare Broadband Bulletin catches our readers up on the work of North Carolina’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity’s over the last year or so.  The Division of Broadband & Digital Equity is charged with expanding the state’s broadband infrastructure to […]

INTRODUCING The NCTNA Member’s Carolina Connection Grant Program

Lighting the path toward access to care for all… We know that NCTNA’s affordable, best-in-class broadband improves the quality and accessibility of care for the providers we serve. We also know that no two healthcare organizations are the same—meaning budgets and dollars available for connectivity, equipment, technology, consulting, and other special projects can vary greatly. Our Member’s Carolina Connect […]

The Pathway to Connection for Healthcare: Meet NCTNA’s President, Dr. John Graham

From the Direct-Connection Monthly Newsletter. EDITION 1, 2024. Meet our President, Dr. John Graham, and learn how a project to improve health departments’ ability to access Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems evolved into a state-wide network of fiber broadband called the NC Telehealth Network Association.  DR. JOHN GRAHAM A VISIONARY LEADER Dr. John Graham is an […]

NCHBC Comments on NC Initial Proposal

NCHBC COMMENTS ON NC INITIAL PROPOSAL DECEMBER 2023 The NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition (NCHBC) welcomes the opportunity to submit comments for the NC Division of Broadband and Digital Equity to consider as it refines its drafts of the NC Initial Proposal.  With these comments, the NCHBC supports positive, key aspects of the current version of […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: September 2023

Overview In response to a request from the Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, the NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition has completed a focus group assessment of the NC Healthcare -experience with telehealth. The findings show telehealth works, it is well-liked by patients, it is sustainable in the right context, it’s potential is being realized today […]

NCHBC Monthly Bulletin: August 2023

NC BEAD Five-Year Plan INTRODUCTION In our last bulletin, we described how the National Broadband Map had changed based on challenges made by state broadband offices and others like the NC Healthcare Broadband Coalition (NCHBC).  Based on version 2 of the map, which includes initial challenges, NTIA has allocated funding to the states, territories, and […]

Defining Direct-Connection Broadband for Healthcare Providers

Our valued members enjoy a direct connection to MCNC fiber that is exclusive to NCTNA’s health care providers. We say this often when we promote our services, but we feel it is important to explain what this really means for their connection.