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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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Lexington County Achieves Connected Certification

By Jennifer Cobb

With Stephany Snowden The County of Lexington Recognized as a Technologically Advanced County  Becoming the First Certified Connected Community in the Midlands! Connected Nation and Connect South Carolina announce that the County of Lexington is the first Certified Connected Community in the Midlands and the third and the largest County in South Carolina to receive this prestigious technology certification. Lexington County is currently one of only 34 communities across the nation to achieve the Connected Certification. During the certification process, Lexington County schools, its library system, businesses, municipalities...

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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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University of South Carolina Students Assist with Connected Community Engagement Program Assessments

By Jennifer Cobb

The University of South Carolina ITEC 545 Telecommunications class is taking on assisting Richland & Lexington counties with gathering information for their Connected assessments. As a class project, five 3-person teams of students will work with Community Champions Janet Claggett of Richland County and Stephany Snowden of Lexington County to assist in gathering information on broadband adoption and use for their assessments. In addition, they will document community websites and technology providers & facilities for the inventory section of the Connected Community portal. Both assessments should be completed later this fall. In...

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