The Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN), an association of nine rural hospitals and related clinics in western Nebraska, announced a pending transaction with Louisville, Colo.-based Zayo Group and Omaha, Neb.-based Adesta LLC to deploy a new $20 million fiber optic medical network.
The network will be funded by the Rural Healthcare Pilot Program of the Federal Communications Commission, with additional funding from the Zayo Group, who will also serve as a partner in the construction of the network. The proposed network will span 12 counties in western Nebraska over 750 miles, connecting RNHN’s 9 primary care hospitals and dozens of affiliated clinics to national research networks. Local Nebraska company Adesta LLC has been selected to design and build the network.
The project, which is in the final stages of federal approval, has a planned completion date of fall 2011.