Cities and private companies are working to expand broadband access in South Carolina. Newbery, South Carolina, recently partnered with WC Fiber to build a new fiber network that provides access to 1 gigabyte of broadband for residents inside the city limits. No grant money was used to build the network, but the city will charge a monthly fee for customers. Meanwhile in Lexington County, Carolina Connect has worked with local co-ops to extend broadband internet to more than 11,000 people. State officials say local leaders must become more proactive and push for more broadband access in their communities.
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