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A health care system serving six southern West Virginia counties received more than $900,000 to enhance its telehealth services.

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The Federal Communications Commission and the National Cancer Institute have joined forces to increase broadband access in rural areas in hopes of improving lives of cancer patients there. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans living in rural areas are still more likely to die of cancer than their counterparts in urban settings. 


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The Federal Communications Commission chairman is heading to West Virginia to discuss rural broadband and other technology issues.