Highlights of Broadband Projects in Nebraska
  • The Nebraska Sandhills have great attractions and personal connections for residents. But one drawback, especially for seniors, was the 76-mile drive to health care specialists and providers. The Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, Nebraska, closed that distance with the installation of high speed Wi-Fi broadband connections. This system provides secured website access for medical connections. Dawn Mallory, Pioneer Administrator, explains that in the past, patients had to make that difficult 76-mile trip for medical diagnostics and treatment. But with the new Internet capabilities, staff and patients can connect online with medical staff in larger cities and facilities. This implementation of telehealth tools allows long-time residents to stay in their home area, while still maintaining access to quality health connections.