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Community Connections Complete Certification in South Carolina Capital

By Samantha Stemler

As of May 13, Richland County, South Carolina, which encompasses the capital city Columbia, will be the first certified Connected capital community in the nation.  Determination and community solidarity led Richland County to certification, with efforts beginning in 2013 and then reemerging in 2014.  “It was the perfect opportunity to see exactly what we have in the community and start improving broadband in the area,” said Dale Welch, network telecommunications division chief for Richland County.  Enthusiasm was evident across the county, with participation from businesses, schools, libraries, healthcare networks and others...

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Richland County to be Recognized as America’s First Certified Connected Capital Community

By CSC Staff

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 1 – 5 p.m. Richland County Council, Richland County Information Technology Department, Richland County Economic Development, Connect South Carolina, City of Columbia, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging, IT-oLogy, county and municipal officials, broadband service providers, information technology professionals, and the public will join together to celebrate Richland County being recognized as America’s first certified Connected capital community.  The announcement and presentation will be part of Connections 2015. Connect South Carolina, in collaboration with IT-...

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