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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Greenwood County: Certified Connected Community

By Jennifer Cobb

Earlier this month, Connect South Carolina staff traveled to Greenwood County to present the community with its Technology Action Plan as part of its Connected certification, celebrating the accomplishment of being named the fifth Certified community in the state!  The Greenwood County Broadband Committee had been working since February 2013 with Connect South Carolina on the Connected Community Engagement Program. This initiative assesses the local broadband landscape, identifies connectivity gaps, and establishes technology-driven goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for families, organizations, and...

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Town of Hilton Head Island Receives Connected Certification

By Jennifer Cobb

Tuesday, December 16 marked the day Connect South Carolina recognized and celebrated the Town of Hilton Head Island as the fourth Certified Connected Community in the state, and the 35th Connected community in the country! The community’s certification celebration was held in the council chambers of the Town of Hilton Head Island with nearly 40 attendees, including the mayor, town and county council members, members of the Information Technology Task Force, and local, regional, and state broadband and technology stakeholders. To read the press release from the event in its entirety, click here.  In photo from left: Connect South...

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Abbeville Becomes 2nd Connected Community

By Jennifer Cobb

On October 9, at a private event at West Carolina Tel in Abbeville with more than 20 people in attendance, Connect South Carolina’s Jim Stritzinger and Leslie Callison announced Abbeville as a certified Connect South Carolina Connected community and presented the Abbeville County Economic Development team with an official Connected trophy and certificates. Abbeville’s Connected certification comes after almost a year and a half of the Abbeville County Economic Development team working with Connect South Carolina to assess the broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives. The Abbeville...

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