PRESS INVITATION: The Foundation for Rural Service and Smart Rural Community Present: “Rural Health at a Digital Crossroads: Improving Care with Telehealth Technologies”

For Immediate Release
Contact:, (703) 351-2026

Arlington, Va., (December 12, 2016)–Telehealth offers improved care that can lead to lower total health care costs as specialized treatment is made available in remote and insular areas. This enables early diagnosis and treatment and improves conditions for compliance rates. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Smart Rural Community (SRC) explore these data in an innovative event that will combine rural broadband professionals, health care experts, and telemedicine developers for conversation and technical demonstrations.

What: A seminar featuring Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and other speakers addressing rural health care issues, including telemedicine applications and network security.

Who: Shirley Bloomfield, chief executive officer, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association 
          Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)


When: Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

          (Coffee service beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Westin Washington, D.C. City Center 
1400 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

For more information about the Rural Health event, view the agenda. To RSVP, email or call (703) 351-2026.


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing more than 800 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. NTCA advocates on behalf of its members in the legislative and regulatory arenas, and it provides training and development; publications and industry events; and an array of employee benefit programs. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. Visit us at