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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Tips for Internet Safety

By Jennifer Cobb

Internet safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and that’s a good thing. More than ever, broadband connections serve communications, commerce, and entertainment functions.  Personal privacy and protection is a vital part of any of these functions and many other Internet-based activities. Here are a few tips according to an Internet Safety for Adults article posted online: Keep your personal information private Consider what you share in profiles. Check a company's privacy policy before buying. Watch out for phishing. Keep an eye on accounts. Be aware of your Internet presence - everything you do on the Internet is...

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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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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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