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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Fast Forward: Meeting the Technological Needs of South Carolina Residents

By CSC Staff

Connect South Carolina is working to identify community anchor institutions who play a pivotal role by providing broadband access to the general public including vulnerable populations such as low-income, unemployed, aged, children, minorities and people with disabilities. Here is one group’s story. Since 1999, 11,000 South Carolinians have come to Fast Forward for assistance with their technological challenges. Some are taking advantage of computers for school assignments while others are completing technology certifications and looking for jobs. To meet those needs, the volunteers of Fast Forward, a Columbia, South Carolina...

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USDA rural broadband loan program updated

By CSC Staff

Washington, DC - The USDA today released new information for applicants for its broadband loan program for rural areas. The program is designed to provide loans for the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband service to eligible rural communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA has issued a Notice of Solicitations of Applications and regulations implementing the 2008 Farm Bill for the broadband loan program. “Broadband investments are an essential part of the Obama Administration’s effort to ‘win the future’ by out-innovating, out...

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