Webinar Archive: Funding Your Telecom Needs

Cohosted with the Tennessee Hospital Association & the Rural Health Association of Tennessee




Presenter: Natalie Verette, Director of Sales


Meeting Description: 

In partnership with the Rural Health Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Hospital Association, TeleQuality presents an exclusive educational webinar for Tennessee healthcare providers dedicated to telecommunications and broadband funding opportunities. 

Delivering a telehealth experience becomes increasingly difficult when faced with obstacles of integration in underserved, rural settings. TeleQuality Communications Director of Sales, Natalie Verette, will present a framework for the conceptualization of telehealth and the three critical components needed for successful telehealth implementation: 

1) Reliable, expertly designed and fully-equipped telecommunications services infrastructure
2) Proper medical and IT tools for telehealth specialties
3) Trained medical professionals and clinicians to deliver the "health" in telehealth 

TeleQuality will then review how your healthcare organization can afford required broadband upgrades for telehealth. We will review the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Universal Service Fund (USF), a federal funding program that allocates $400 million annually to assist rural healthcare providers afford network connectivity installations and upgrades. Our presentation will provide a basic level of understanding of how the USF is financed, collected, and distributed and an overview of USF’s Rural Healthcare Program. 

If your organization meets the eligibility requirements, your facility can benefit immensely from this program that can fund up to 95% of your monthly telecom expenses. TeleQuality can create a tailored network design that will help obtain the maximum allowable funding for the greatest bandwidth and deliver a network that gives you the "biggest bandwidth bang for your funded dollar." 


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