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How can broadband improve health care and enable telemedicine?

Access to broadband is transforming health care. Telemedicine expands access to health care services, particularly for people living in rural areas with few medical facilities and not enough specialists and doctors. Patients can consult with medical personnel located miles away using video conferencing technology, and doctors can monitor patients using remote diagnostic equipment. Telemedicine also permits physicians to transmit X-rays, CT scans, medical records and other large files to hospitals across the country with the simple click of a mouse.