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South Carolina to receive more than $551M to expand high speed internet access

By July 10, 2023No Comments

Source: Columbia Regional Business Report

By:  Christina Lee Knauss

South Carolina will receive more than $551 million from the federal government to deploy affordable and reliable high-speed internet around the state.

The announcement came recently from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The state will receive $551,535,983.05 for the high-speed internet, according to a news release. Officials estimate that currently 119,580 homes and small businesses statewide lack access to a high-speed internet connection.

The funding is part of the federal government’s “Internet for All” initiative and the funding is coming form the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program (BEAD), according to the release.

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