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Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect South Carolina.
Friday, December 01, 2017

A Technology Action Plan for South Carolina’s Promise Zone

Barnwell, S.C. (December 1, 2017) - The Lowcountry Promise Zone Broadband Team has plotted a path that can bring high-speed internet access, adoption, and use to more families, businesses, and communities in the six-county region. “This team spent months completing a comprehensive community assessment to identify ways to improve access to...
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Monday, May 08, 2017

Digital Inclusion Week: Leaving No One Out of a Connected Nation

Bowling Green, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – Digital Inclusion Week runs from May 8 to May 13. The week is meant to raise awareness that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, must have access to technologies that can improve their quality of life. For Connected Nation (CN), that means ensuring that no family, individual, or...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Effort underway to bring broadband to Promise Zone counties

By LAURA J. MCKENZIE Getting connected is considered by many people to be essential in today’s world of smartphones and computers, but getting connected in rural areas has long been considered too costly and an out-of-reach dream. Maybe not, if people involved with the South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone have anything to do with it. When...
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spartanburg County Reaches Technology Milestone as Connected Certified Community

Comprehensive technology assessment results & priority projects presented View the Plan Highlights Spartanburg, SC – Connect South Carolina applauds the efforts of Spartanburg County for achieving certification with Connected Nation’s Connected℠ Community Engagement Program. To obtain Connected certification, Spartanburg County had to meet...
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Internet access coming to rural areas of Spartanburg County

By Chris [email protected]: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:12 p.m.Last Modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. Program helps provide service in places where it's lacking Plans are underway to bring high-speed Internet access to rural parts of Spartanburg County. The transformation is expected to bring new...
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hot spots plan could expand Internet access for Spartanburg County students

By Chris [email protected] A group working to bring high-speed Internet to rural parts of Spartanburg County is looking at locations where mobile hot spots can be established for students to use after school. Connect South Carolina presented several recommendations to county leaders Thursday on how to expand broadband service....
Friday, November 20, 2015

Magazine says Spartanburg a ‘leading location’ for beating recession

Area Development magazine recently issued its annual list of “leading locations” for economic development, and Spartanburg made the top 20 for its rebound from the recession.   The Upstate city was ranked 16th nationally on the magazine’s list of “Recession-Busting Cities.” The Charleston/North Charleston/Summerville metro was ranked 21st....
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Program aims to increase broadband access in rural, urban areas

Large spools of colorful plastic tubing have popped up on street corners across Spartanburg County in recent weeks. Crews with heavy equipment have been boring holes and feeding the tubes underground. Jim Stritzinger, executive director of Connect South Carolina, said it's a sign of progress being made. Connect South Carolina is a...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Spartanburg group plans to increase local broadband access

By Trevor [email protected] Published: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:23 p.m.Last Modified: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:23 p.m. Spartanburg County’s high-speed Internet infrastructure will be put under the microscope during the next few months. On Monday, local leaders kicked off the Connected Spartanburg program in...
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Spartanburg unveils broadband connectivity program

Staff [email protected] Sept. 1, 2015 Business and education representatives in Spartanburg County are collaborating to increase access, adoption and use of broadband through its Connected Spartanburg project. Connected Spartanburg is part of Connect South Carolina’s Connected Community Engagement Program that facilitates...