FCC Approves US$100 Million Connected Care Pilot Program

    View Author April 2020

    On April 2, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order that included approval of a new connected care services pilot program within the Universal Service Fund (USF or Fund). The Connected Care Pilot Program (Pilot Program), which is the outgrowth of an FCC inquiry started in 2018, will make available “up to $100 million over three years to examine how the Fund can help support the trend towards connected care services, particularly for low income Americans and veterans.” The Pilot Program will help defray eligible health care providers’ costs of providing connected care services, with a particular emphasis on supporting these services for eligible low-income Americans and veterans.