Conterra Telehealth Networks Initiates Broadband Service to Large, Southwestern Healthcare Group
Custom designed network provides secure, reliable, high speed access to electronic medical records and imaging and provides the platform to introduce new telemedicine applications
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Telehealth Networks, ("Conterra") a national broadband services company specializing in offering unique solutions to complex telecommunications projects in rural areas, has begun providing high-quality, high-speed wide area network services to a major health care group located in the Southwestern United States. This broadband network was custom designed to support the unique needs of the medical group and is comprised of multiple transport mediums including fiber and FCC-licensed microwave radio.
The telecommunication services provided by Conterra are supported through the Rural Health Care Pilot Program initiated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate the creation of a national broadband network dedicated to health care, connecting public and private non-profit health care providers in rural and urban locations.
"Conterra is one of the first alternative access carriers to participate in the federal Rural Health Care Pilot Program and to provide high-quality, broadband services to underserved healthcare organizations," commented Van E. Snowdon, Conterra's Executive Vice President for Business Development. "The FCC has highlighted telemedicine as one of its top priorities in its national broadband plan. We believe that Conterra's unique ability to provide customized, hybrid fiber and microwave networks in rural areas of America, where there are few cost effective, high-speed broadband telecommunication options, will help to bridge the health care digital divide."
About Conterra Telehealth Networks
Conterra Telehealth Networks, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a national provider of facilities-based broadband services for health care facilities that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade data, video and voice transport services. Conterra and its subsidiaries currently provide these services to over 1,800 locations throughout the United States. To learn more about Conterra, visit www.conterra.com or call 877-365-6701.
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