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Comment Dates Set For Federal Communications Commission Rulemaking On $400 Million Rural Health Care Program

The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to consider changes to its Rural Health Care Program (RHCP), which provides $400 million in annual subsidies for telecommunications and broadband services to eligible rural healthcare providers (HCP), has now been published in the Federal Register.

Interested parties may submit initial comments on the FCC’s proposals by February 2, 2018. Reply comments are due no later than February 20, 2018. Comments, which may be in letter form, can be filed electronically in the Commission’s WC Docket No. 17-310 through the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System or the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Access instructions to each are found in the Addresses section of the Federal Register Notice.

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John E. Wyand, Squire Patton Boggs, Healthcare Lawyer, UK
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John Wyand, a Partner in our Healthcare policy practice group in Washington DC, focuses on advising healthcare and life sciences companies and providers on legal, policy and regulatory issues. Additionally, he regularly assists hospitals and physician groups in developing strategies for hospital/physician alignment, mergers and acquisitions, and fraud and abuse compliance.

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Paul Besozzi concentrates in the wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas. His extensive experience of more than 30 years in the telecommunications field includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients ranging from wireless service and infrastructure providers to resellers of long-distance service, including cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, point-to-point microwave, advanced wireless services and other emerging wireless technologies.

Paul represents clients before the federal and state regulatory and policy-making agencies and organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration,, Congress and state public service commissions, in matters relating to rulemaking, ratemaking, licensing, adjudication, enforcement, compliance and grant opportunities, such as those available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

He also specializes in advising applicants and appellants dealing with the Universal Administrative Company, particularly on E-Rate Program matters, issues relating to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Junk Fax Act, and data privacy and security requirements as applied to telecommunications carriers and broadband internet service providers.

His extensive transactional experience includes asset and stock transactions and a broad variety of commercial and business agreements for the entities he advises, including spectrum leases, interconnection arrangements and wireless-infrastructure-related agreements.

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