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You can save up to 65% on broadband, fiber and equipment services

Rural Broadband Healthcare Program (RBHN)

The Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center’s Rural Broadband Healthcare Network (RBHN) is a consortium of providers in rural, urban and medically underserved areas that qualify and participate in the FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund.

The FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund allows rural and non-profit healthcare facilities to save up to 65% on their broadband, fiber and equipment services.

As the long time consortium leaders for over 170 healthcare facilities utilizing the HCF, the RBHN team handles all of the administrative burden for our consortium members and save organizations both time and money.  Since 2015, consortium members have saved over $13 million.

Learn about the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program

Who is Eligible?

Eligible Services

Our Consortium Members

Consortium Members have saved $13 million since 2015

Meet the RBHN Team

Peter Appleton

Peter is the Program Coordinator for the RBHN and has been with WNY R-AHEC for over 5 years. Peter handles everything under the RBHN umbrella, including vendor communication and managing the other members of the RBHN team. 

Andy Mills

Andy Mills is a Assistant Program Coordinator for the RBHN team and has been with WNY R-AHEC for 2 years.  Andy handles the marketing for the program and works with Peter to handle any administrative work that comes in. 

Holly Granger

Holly is a Program Assistant for the RBHN team and has been with WNY R-AHEC for 1 ½ years.  She handles the invoicing process and interacts with the vendors to ensure bills are paid and funding is received.  


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