FCC Announces Waiver of the RHC Program Gift Rules

On March 18, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued  Order FCC DA 20-290, waiving the RHC Program’s gift rules to provide assistance to rural health care providers (HCPs) affected by COVID-19. In the Order, the FCC acknowledges the increased demand on rural HCPs will require increased connectivity and broadband services. This waiver allows service […]


FCC Announces Increase to Rural Health Care Funding for Funding Year (FY) 2019

March 13, 2020 FCC Announces Increase to Rural Health Care Funding for Funding Year (FY) 2019 The total Rural Health Care Program demand for FY2019 was $719.48 million, which exceeded the $677.29 million in previously available funding. The Order permits USAC to carry forward additional unused funds from prior years to cover this funding gap […]


RFP 29 Posted

WNY RBHN HCF RFP 29 ** All proposals are due by email 11:59:59 PM – 04/13/2020 Download the RFP and Network Plan by going to https://rhc.usac.org/hcf/public/searchPosted.htm and entering the following search criteria: Fund Year: “2020” HCP Number: “17268” Find the posting date of 03/16/20 and click “Details” Review the PDF under “Request for Proposals” to […]


RFP 28 Posted

WNY RBHN HCF RFP 28 ** All proposals are due by email 11:59:59 PM – 03/17/2020 Download the RFP and Network Plan by going to https://rhc.usac.org/hcf/public/searchPosted.htm and entering the following search criteria: Fund Year: “2020” HCP Number: “17268” Find the posting date of 02/18/20 and click “Details” Review the PDF under “Request for Proposals” to […]


RFP 27 Posted

WNY RBHN HCF RFP 27 ** All proposals are due by email 11:59:59 PM – 02/26/2020 Download the RFP and Network Plan by going to https://rhc.usac.org/hcf/public/searchPosted.htm and entering the following search criteria: Fund Year: “2020” HCP Number: “17268” Find the posting date of 01/29/20 and click “Details” Review the PDF under “Request for Proposals” to […]


RFP 26 Posted

WNY RBHN HCF RFP 26 ** All proposals are due by email 11:59:59 PM – 02/24/2020 Download the RFP and Network Plan by going to https://rhc.usac.org/hcf/public/searchPosted.htm and entering the following search criteria: Fund Year: “2020” HCP Number: “17268” Find the posting date of 01/27/20 and click “Details” Review the PDF under “Request for Proposals” to […]


RFP 21 Posted

WNY RBHN HCF RFP 21 RFP 21 includes equipment for one organization only. ** All proposals are due by close of business (4:00 PM EST) Wednesday, May 08, 2019. Please note that for the Brockport location the Catalyst 3850 24 Port PoE IP (or equivalent) requirement should be 48 port! Download the RFP and Network […]