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Nearly $30 million in grants approved to expand broadband availability in rural SC areas

By July 16, 2021No Comments

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has issued almost $30 million in grants for projects to expand broadband internet connection in rural areas.

The ORS has issued notice to proceed to 16 different internet providers in 22 counties across the state of South Carolina.

Projects were awarded to Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg.

The first construction reports are expected by mid-October and all projects are scheduled to be completed by October 2022.