Vice President Kamala Harris visited Columbia Monday to discuss broadband access in the state at Benedict College.
Harris shed light on the 'Affordable Connectivity Program' which is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills.
Eligible households can also receive a discount up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet.
Vice President Harris also announced an investment of $175 million dollars from the Office Of Minority Broadband Initiatives to expand high-speed access at 61 HBCUS and Minority Serving Institutions.
The office awarding 3 million dollars to both Benedict College and Claflin University.
Just last week Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Majority Whip Jim Clyburn launched a new campaign "Get Connected SC" to deliver internet service statewide after revealing nearly 137,000 South Carolina homes have little to no high-speed internet.
The initiative will use $600 million from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
For more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program, click here.
Harris was last in the Midlands in September when she addressed students at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg to address one of the largest freshman classes at the university.
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