US Agriculture Department (USDA) has granted $153 million for distance learning and telemedicine in rural communities of US.
USDA has provided $62.9 million for distance learning and telemedicine loans, $75 million in loan and grant combinations, and $15 million in grants for rural communities. Rural people would be able to take advantages from healthcare and education programmes through these systems. The telemedicine technology gives rural people access to medical specialists, who are not available in remote areas. The distance learning program finances equipment to expand educational resources for students and educational institutions in isolated rural areas.