WCB Extends RHC Program Nationwide Waiver of Rural Rates Database

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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has extended a waiver of the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program’s Telecommunications (Telecom) program rules allowing health care and telecommunications service providers nationwide to not use the database of rates to calculate urban and rural rates for funding year 2023.  The Bureau issues this waiver as an extension of a previously issued waiver last year on the use of the Rates Database.  In the meantime, the Commission plans to develop a reliable, predictable, and effective rate determination mechanism for the Telecom Program.

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