"Using a federal grant of $27 million and $10 million in private investment, Oshean and Cox Business have been installing a high-capacity, high-speed fiber optic network across the state.
The network will help allow medical consultations statewide as well as across the nation. In addition, it will assist hospitals in providing ready access to electronic medical records and decrease expensive testing.
"These [examples] are part of the future of health care, and all depend on an affordable high-speed, high-capacity broadband infrastructure,” said an Oshean release.
On Monday, CharterCARE Health System became the first health care organization in the state to "light” the new high-capacity fiber network, Beacon 2.0."
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