Broadband connectivity is critical to America’s health. Telehealth, providing healthcare services and information at a
distance, is rapidly growing in popularity and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the value of telehealth to the
forefront of national healthcare discussions. The number of hospitals utilizing telehealth more than doubled over the
last decade , with savings for both patient and provider . Additionally, medical platforms and technologies need reliable
broadband to function. Insufficient access could literally be a matter of life and death.