Telehealth and Broadband Study in Western NC

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NC Department of Health and Human Services Office of Rural Health recently conducted a study.

This feasibility study investigated the broadband and telehealth assets and opportunities in addition to the health disparities and broadband gaps for the 20 counties in North Carolina’s Appalachian region with the highest documented coal-impacts. The study revealed a stark economic, broadband, and health divide exists between those living in one of the 20 coal-impacted counties in North Carolina’s Appalachian region and the average North Carolinian.

Watch for ways projects will develop from the information gained from this study.

Please contact Kenny Sherin if you have questions about future opportunities. Visit the Broadband Resources page for information and ways to take action on broadband issues.

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Kenneth Sherin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenneth SherinBroadband Access and Education Coordinator and County Extension Director Call Kenneth Email Kenneth N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center
Updated on Mar 5, 2021
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