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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Connect South Carolina & Greenwood Partnership Alliance to host Piedmont CMG Open House

By Jennifer Cobb

After experiencing years of broadband connectivity issues that hampered productivity and response time to customers across the U.S. and internationally, Piedmont CMG, a contract manufacturer to the medical analytical and medical device industry, was in need of a fast solution.  It just so happened that almost at the same time, leaders from Greenwood County decided to enroll their community in the innovative Connected program through Connect South Carolina to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents through increased access, adoption, and use of high-speed Internet. At the initial kickoff meeting of the Connected program...

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National Digital Literacy Day

By Jennifer Cobb

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States. But more work needs to be done. Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet. “1.2 million residents in South Carolina still do not subscribe to broadband and each day we work to reduce that number because we believe the positives of adoption far outweigh the negatives,” said...

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Mobile Broadband: An Alternative Way to Stay Connected in South Carolina

By CSC Staff

A new study from Connect South Carolina finds that mobile broadband use in South Carolina is soaring. Over one-half of residents age 18 or older (51%) access the Internet via a cell phone or subscribe to mobile wireless service via a laptop or tablet. This represents approximately 1.8 million South Carolina adults who go online via mobile broadband service. And many younger adults age 18-34 and African American residents use mobile broadband as their primary way to access the Internet. This increase in mobile broadband is only having a slight effect on home broadband usage, according to survey respondents. Only 14% of South Carolina adults...

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Broadband Adoption in South Carolina is rising!

By Jennifer Cobb

During the latter part of 2012, 1,200 residents in the state of South Carolina were surveyed on broadband adoption, and data from their surveys shows that the adoption rate has increased almost 10% to 66% (or 2.4 million), up from 57% a year earlier. “We couldn’t be more excited to see South Carolina’s broadband adoption rate jump by almost ten percent since 2011,” said Connect South Carolina Stakeholder Relations Manager Corey Johns. “With approximately 329,000 more South Carolina residents now taking advantage of the potentially life-changing opportunities enabled through high-speed Internet access, this news validates the ongoing efforts...

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