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AHA Connectivity Consortium Update and Information

The AHA is thrilled to inform members that, in the first year of the AHA Connectivity Consortium, our first member (a CAH) was approved for $62,127.39 in funding from the Rural Health Care (RHC) Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

The Connectivity Consortium was established to enable hospitals to receive more subsidies under the FCC’s Rural Healthcare Program. Many Arkansas hospitals currently participate, but almost none take full advantage. Millions of dollars are left on the table each year because of lack of applications for eligible products and services.

The consortium’s process maximizes subsidies by working individually with each hospital. Its deep telecom expertise ensures nothing is left uncovered. The consortium model itself provides strength in numbers, to enable increased cap size for members' infrastructure projects. If your participation in the Rural Healthcare Program could use a refresh or even a second look, please reach out to the Rural Healthcare Program experts at your Arkansas Hospital Association’s Connectivity Consortium!

AHA will also hold an informational webinar on November 3, at 10:00 a.m. Online registration for the event is coming soon!

Learn more about AHA’s Connectivity Consortium >>