Rural Healthcare Funding + FirstLight

As a service provider experienced with supporting healthcare organizations in rural America, we understand that having the right technology in place directly benefits your most important asset: your patients. Not only does FirstLight have an array of solutions designed to support your critical work, but we also have the expertise to help you put the right technology in place to create optimal outcomes.

Rural Healthcare Funding 101

The Rural Healthcare Funding Program was designed by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to provide healthcare organizations in rural areas with reliable, high-performance connectivity to deliver exceptional care.

Two Funding Categories:

  • Telecommunications Program: Voice + other telecommunications services
  • Healthcare Connect Fund Program: Broadband services + network equipment

How can FirstLight Support your mission?

FirstLight offers a comprehensive portfolio of services that are eligible for funding under one of the two programs, all of which are backed by a team of seasoned engineers ready to help you plan and execute.

Telecommunications Program:

Healthcare Connect Fund Program:

The Proof is in the Pudding

FirstLight’s largest enterprise customer segment is healthcare, so our team of experts understands the needs of the industry and the strict compliance standards healthcare institutions must adhere to.

FirstLight serves over 1,000 healthcare organizations with over 2,500 locations across our footprint in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

Important Dates for the 2023 Funding Year:

  • July 1, 2022: First Day to Submit Request for Services Forms
  • December 1, 2022 – April 3, 2023: Funding Request Filing Window Period
  • October 28, 2024: Invoicing Deadline