Referencing several Western North Carolina counties, broadband adoption is corelated to health disparities.
A disproportionate number of individuals in the study area live without access to basic health care services and access to specialists, such as cardiologists, because of distance and limited provider availability.
Health care access is improved in areas where broadband and telehealth services exist.
Patients are more aware of their conditions and equipped with self-management techniques to seek medical care when concerns arise.
How can WNC improve healthcare with broadband adoption?