JT Hydrick & Joy Bonala

Broadband: South Carolina's Digital Divide

By JT Hydrick & Joy Bonala

The impact of broadbandAlmost every aspect of life depends, in some part, on a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. But despite the drastic technological advances of the Information Age, 19 million people throughout the country still lack access to the Federal Communication Commission’s standard for reliable Internet. In South Carolina, 344,000 people do not have access to this standard, and 171,000 people do not have access to a wired connection at all. “I truly believe, and I think COVID-19 has proven that Internet technology is the foundation by which you build a 21st century community,” said Jim...