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Legislators hear future broadband plans in Greenwood County

By March 2, 2022No Comments

State Sen. Billy Garrett led Monday’s legislative delegation meeting, hearing from WCFiber and Vision Greenwood about plans and options to expand local internet service.

Source: Index Journal

The data is in hand. It’s time to get partners to the table in figuring out the future of Greenwood’s broadband internet services.

At a Greenwood County legislative delegation meeting Monday, WCTel’s community affairs and economic development head Stephen Taylor and nonprofit Vision Greenwood Executive Director Kay Self gave presentations on their latest efforts to bolster broadband service.

Taylor shared WCFiber’s plans to expand fiber optic internet infrastructure to the areas around and north of Hodges, as well as southwest of Ninety Six in the coming year.

“When we started out we went to where people were looking for our service,” he said.

The company put together a five-year plan and is moving to expand to defined areas throughout the county. He said the company has seen more opportunity for development than originally imagined, especially in the southern areas of the county stretching near Callison Highway and Highway 221 toward Troy and the McCormick County border.

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