CTN Broadband Subsidy Programs
CTN 1 Network
Since 2013, CTN has offered a private, secure, health care dedicated broadband network infrastructure connecting hospitals (rural and urban), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), rural clinics and behavioral health centers throughout Colorado. As the consortium leader for Colorado, CTN is able to provide a federally subsidized broadband network through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Universal Service Administrate Company Healthcare Connect Fund. Eligible entities can apply and connect to the CTN 1 broadband network and receive 65% subsidy.
CTN 1 Network Features
- Metro Ethernet Connection
- Full Management End to End
- Connection to All CTN Members
- One Bill
- Internet Service – 3 Individual Connections for Disaster Recovery Up to 1 Gig
- Customer Solar Winds Member Portal
- Dual Cores for Redundancy
- Bandwidth speeds up to 1 gbps.
- Dedicated MES Monitoring
- Community Benefit
$400 million annual funding allocation to the Rural Healthcare Program, CTN is able to apply for subsidy include more community health centers, local public health departments, community mental health centers or rural health clinics and Community Safety Net Clinics. This program is vendor neutral and allows for participants to save on average 49 percent on telecom spend.
Building Communities broadband build out program is for eligible not-for-profit health care entities to receive 65% subsidy for construction and “make ready” projects. CTN manages the entire federal funding process on behalf of eligible participants.
Contact Tracy Hines, Broadband Program Administrator