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Small Business Saturday

By Connected Nation

Today is Small Business Saturday and we're encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We're doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
Did you know? •       There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales. •       On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $...

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Connect South Carolina Releases New Broadband Availability Figures in Support of GIS Day

By Jennifer Cobb

Explore New Access Tables View the Maps On November 20 and in support of GIS Day, Connect South Carolina released new broadband analysis showing the broadband availability gap in South Carolina is shrinking with notable increases in mobile wireless broadband. According to the latest data, 99.51% of South Carolina households now have access to broadband speeds of 6 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload, including mobile wireless. This is an increase of 5.05% (excluding satellite services) since April 2013. "We are very pleased to see that access to broadband has increased in many facets throughout South Carolina," said Connect South Carolina State...

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Broadband: Making Women-Owned Businesses a Better Place to Work

By CSC Staff

From Hongqiang Sun: A new study from Connect South Carolina finds that 70% of women-owned businesses are connected through broadband. While the adoption rate is lower compared to other privately-held businesses in South Carolina, those broadband-connected businesses actually use broadband for a wider variety of online applications. More than four out of five women-owned South Carolina businesses that use broadband (82%) go online to communicate with their customers, while more than two-thirds of these businesses (68%) advertise their wares using broadband. To make it easier for their employees to remain productive when they are away...

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