Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan for a COVID-19 Telehealth Program to support health care providers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As part of the CARES Act, Congress appropriated $200 million to the FCC to support health care providers’ use of telehealth services in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
With schools closing across the country due to the novel coronavirus, digital learning seems like the antidote. On-the-ground in urban and rural districts, however, there is a more complicated story to be told.
For the past five years, the Texas A&M University’s Internet 2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) has brought together public safety officials and industry leaders for the Winter Institute Workshop and Exercise. The annual event provides the opportunity for first responders to evaluate public safety technologies in real-life scenarios and share feedback directly with industry to shape emerging technologies and future research.