Industry studies show, that over the next 20 years populations will increase in rural America. And currently, rural healthcare patients drive an average of 60 miles to see a specialist. Combining those two factors could spell problems for patient care, but it doesn't have to with the use of proper planning and technology. With USF dollars available, there is no reason for healthcare providers, either in hospitals or small clinics, to under-scope telecommunications networks. All healthcare providers can now have access to the same network quality, features and designs whether they are urban or rural.