Missouri regions transition to 10-digit local dialing: What to know

About half of Missouri is now required to adhere to 10-digit dialing to make local calls to accommodate a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved 988 as the nationwide shorthand number for the hotline last summer. Similar to the 911 system, the three-digit dialing option will allow callers to…

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Missouri schools, libraries awarded $48M in federal broadband funds

Missouri schools and libraries have been awarded more than $48 million in federal relief funds over the past three months to address the digital divide and expand broadband access for students.  More than 430 schools and libraries across the state were awarded funds from the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund Program in its second round, allowing them to purchase computers, tablets,…

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FCC grant to help Blessing expand telemedicine, patient remote monitoring

Blessing Health System has secured a $393,012 federal grant to expand its telemedicine and patient remote monitoring technologies. Two Blessing projects were among 36 projects nationwide selected to receive funding from the Federal Communications Commission’s “Connected Care Grant,” a pilot program that will provide funding for selected projects to cover 85 percent of the eligible…

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