Joy Banala and Tabitha Safdi

Lawmakers Rally for Broadband, Yet Affordability Remains an Issue

By Joy Banala and Tabitha Safdi

Matt Hiatt with PCC looking at Broadband maps.In South Carolina, many children were unable to participate in online schooling when the global pandemic struck earlier this year. Similarly, hundreds of thousands of people in the Palmetto State could not receive telehealth services or work remotely because they lacked access to high-speed internet service. “There is a lot of change coming with broadband, and I think COVID-19 really put an emphasis on broadband,” said Kathy Schwarting, the chief executive officer for Palmetto Care Connections . Located in rural Bamberg County, Palmetto Care Connections links health care providers to patients...