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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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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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Second-Year Conference Highlights Latest Tech Developments; Connect South Carolina’s Past, Present, & Future

By Jennifer Cobb

Connect South Carolina and event partner IT-oLogy brought forth both new and old faces to participate in Connections 2014, a summit in its second year created to highlight the latest in IT, technology, and broadband in South Carolina and beyond. Just under 200 attendees turned up at the IT-oLogy Theater in downtown Columbia on Wednesday for this day-long event featuring speakers and presentations from local, national, and international companies sharing their respective work and advances in IT, technology, and broadband. "Connections 2014 was designed for technology professionals to highlight innovative uses of technology across a variety of...

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Connect South Carolina’s 2013 Economic Development Survey Shows Importance of Broadband

By Jennifer Cobb

According to Connect South Carolina’s 2013 Economic Development Survey, broadband and technical skills are two very important factors considered by businesses when they look to relocate or expand. Here are the preliminary results from the survey: More than four in five site selection consultants (82%) reported businesses always, often, or sometimes ask whether a particular type of broadband is available at the proposed location. Nearly three out of four site selection consultants (74%) said businesses always, often, or sometimes ask whether broadband is available at a particular speed at the proposed location. Nearly three out of five...

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