USDA Invests $9.75 Million in Rural Broadband for South Carolina Families

For Immediate Release on October 22, 2019  By USDA (Orangeburg, SC, Oct. 22, 2019) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $9,750,000 in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,911 rural households in South Carolina. This is one of many funding announcements in the first …

From Georgia to Minnesota: State Lawmakers are Taking Bipartisan Action for Rural Broadband

by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation Bowling Green, KY (May 2, 2019) – Federal legislators have taken action in recent months to begin expansion of rural broadband across the U.S.  But, many state lawmakers are not waiting for federal funding to come through before taking steps of their own. The number of states passing or introducing bills to …

SC students do homework in parking lots to get Wi-Fi. Clyburn wants Congress to help

Published by Greenville News on April 16th, 2019 COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was meeting with farmers about disaster relief when one Chester County resident shared a story about a different kind of disaster unfolding in rural South Carolina. The man told the Columbia Democrat schoolchildren in his small town are driven to the library after hours so they …

Kentucky Company Names Former FCC Commissioner to its Board

Louisville, Ky. (March 6, 2019) – Former Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been named to the board of the Kentucky-based company Charah Solutions. Cyburn resigned from the FCC in  2018 after nearly 10 years of service with the Commission. While at the FCC, she was committed to closing the Digital Divide and championed the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, …

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 broadband and other technologies,” said Jim Stritzinger, Director of Connect …