The West Virginia Telehealth Alliance considers to be one of 69 patterns from the U.S nationwide that have been chosen to take part in the FCC’s Rural Health Care Pilot Program, and, as such, the WVTA will be legible to utilize about $9.7 million in federal and state over the next 4 years. The pattern is created to stimulate regional or statewide programs devoted to broadband health care networks.
These means can be applied for 3 main purposes:
- remuneration of the expenses related to the design, engineering and construction of broadband connections to legible health care establishments and education centers;
- remuneration to legible health care establishments and centers of the expenses related to advanced broadband connection fees; and
- remuneration of the expenses related to the Internet connectivity to legible centers, including medical educational centers.
- None of the funds can be utilized for equipment, software or services (except for network design services and actual construction).