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FCC Seeks Input on Broadband Devices

May 2, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission has asked for comments on the use of broadband technology in medical devices.

The commission, through its Connect2Health Task Force, says it wants to know how it can help with the adoption and accessibility of broadband-enabled health care, especially in rural and other underserved areas of the country.

The Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, FCC says, is focused on identifying regulatory barriers and incentives to the deployment of radio frequency (RF) - enabled advanced health care technologies and devices; strengthening the nation’s telehealth; and enabling the development of broadband health technologies that are designed to be fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Interested parties may file comments on or before May 24, 2017.

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