A recent study led by Coleman Drake, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, highlighted how less access to broadband in rural areas limits the feasibility of telemedicine applications. The study found that high-speed broadband penetration rates were significantly lower in rural areas compared to urban areas, despite recent growth. It also concluded that of individuals that live more than a 70-minute drive away from a primary care physician, less than 40% are subscribed to an internet service able to execute telehealth services.

Source: Morning Consult