Formed the Southern Ohio Health Care Network under the sponsorship of three regional health care providers. Won $16 million in funding under the FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program.
Through competitive bidding, selected a carrier partner to build a $30 million, 600-mile fiber-optic broadband network connecting more than 120 health care facilities in 13 southern Ohio counties. Managed fiber acceptance and Federal compliance. Transitioned existing membership to the FCC Healthcare Connect Fund and expanded reach to 25 additional counties, now providing services to 200+ health care facilities.