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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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Connect South Carolina Names New Executive Director

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy are pleased to announce that Jim Stritzinger has been named executive director of Connect South Carolina. Stritzinger assumed his role on July 1 and will lead Connect South Carolina as it continues its work connecting communities to broadband and technology. “The synergies between Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy were obvious to me when we began our partnership about 18 months ago,” said Stritzinger. “Since I’ve been a member of South Carolina’s Broadband Advisory Council over that time, my transition to Connect South Carolina is a natural and exciting evolution. I am honored to join the Connected...

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Futbol frenzy brings boost to TV & Online Traffic

By Jennifer Cobb

One week ago today, FIFA’s World Cup 2014 kicked off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Brazil besting Croatia by a score of 3-1. The exciting news for those in tech, television, and online is the fact that this year’s World Cup digital viewing will top the 2010 event, when ESPN3.com delivered 15.7 million viewing hours, and Univision pumped 10 million hours of live video via UnivisionFutbol.com. ESPN and Univision are leaders of the digital field for this year’s World Cup, as both will live-stream all 64 matches of the tourney, including the July 13 championship, available to most U.S. pay-TV subscribers on the Web and via apps. ESPN will...

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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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