Contract brings high-speed satellite service to New England mobile telehealth clinics

New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) is partnering with Maryland-based Hughes Network Systems in a four-year contact to provide high-speed satellite services for mobile telehealth clinics throughout rural areas of Northern New England. NETC, a federally-funded consortium of providers, aims to create a network among rural and urban facilities to improve care in the whole region. "NETC is working to build an affordable, high quality of service, private telecommunications network that will provide healthcare providers with quick and convenient access to the latest research and medical advances, speed the sharing of medical records and provide access for remote medical diagnostics and surgery, dentistry, and behavioral health treatment," Brian Thibeau, president of NETC, said. Announcement