NEWS: Officials work to secure better broadband Internet

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Jim Stritzinger of Connect SC highlights how area telecommunications companies are installing higher speed networks now.

More than 30 local, state, federal and corporate officials met this month to discuss how to develop more broadband Internet access and service throughout the six counties of the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone.

A March 30 news story  at SavannahNow.com highlighted the all-day workshop held in Barnwell to develop pathways for high-speed broadband networks that are among the top strategic goals for economic and community development by the Promise Zone.  An excerpt: Read more

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Federal officials, others to meet Wednesday on rural broadband

Barnwell meeting will focus on opportunities, projects for faster speeds

16.0321.internetMultiple federal agencies charged with improving broadband services in rural areas will present information at an all-day Wednesday conference in Barnwell. It will federal resources, funding, technical assistance, best practices and more.

One of the top four, transformational goals of the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone, a six-county area of focus for strategies to reduce persistent poverty, is to develop “high speed broadband Internet networks to provide access to citizens and to help make the region more attractive to business growth.” Read more about the plan, which was unveiled earlier this month. Read more

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