Industry groups have offered their advice on how the Federal Communications Commission can accelerate the adoption and accessibility of broadband-enabled healthcare, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

In response to a government request for comment, the American Hospital Association has recommended the FCC update its Rural Health Care Program to meet the growing demand for broadband telehealth services, while the American Medical Informatics Association has urged the agency to consider access to broadband among the social determinants of health when developing future policies and programs.

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