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Tracking Broadband Access to Monitor Access to Care

This blog examines how the dramatic growth of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of broadband access in ensuring that people can obtain healthcare services. Although COVID-19 vaccination rates are on the rise across the United States, the resurgence of cases due to the Delta variant may lead to more required virtual visits. Additionally, virtual access to care will remain important for individuals who live in rural areas, have transportation or mobility limitations, or otherwise would have difficulty visiting a care provider in person, even after the pandemic subsides.