As part of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) subsidizes the cost of Telecommunications Services, Internet Access and Internal Connections. The Rural Health Care Program (RHC) is administered by the USAC under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist most Rural Health Care Providers. The Federal RHC program is intended to ensure that rural health care providers pay no more for telecommunications in the provision of health care services than their urban counterparts. This web page explains how schools and libraries, serviced by Frontier, can apply for service discounts.
Frontier wishes to encourage their health care customers to apply for all possible discounts. There are several steps required and applications must be submitted each year.
Rural Health Care Division Resources:
Overview of the RHC Program
Overview of the RHC Process
Required Form for RHC
Find your RHC Service Provider Information Number (SPIN)
Web Site: http://www.usac.org/rhc
Crediting Health Care Providers for Service:
Frontier will send a check to the billed entity based on the Billing Account Number from the HCP support schedule.