Internet access across South Carolina set for a substantial upgrade
South Carolina is poised for a considerable boost to its digital infrastructure as the Biden-Harris Administration rolls out a high-speed Internet grant worth over $551 million under the “Internet for All” initiative.
“What this announcement means for people across the country is that if you don’t have access to quality, affordable high-speed Internet service now – you will, thanks to President Biden and his commitment to investing in America,”Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program’s impact on South Carolina
South Carolina is set to receive a total of $551,535,983.05 from the BEAD program, a crucial element of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
BEAD funding: A significant leap for South Carolina’s Internet connectivity
The allocation from the BEAD program will expedite the deployment or upgrade of broadband networks in South Carolina, making high-speed Internet accessible to all South Carolinians.
High-speed Internet: A necessity for South Carolina’s society
The Internet is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s society, a sentiment echoed by Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This funding will underscore this sentiment for South Carolina’s residents.
The allocation of BEAD funding for South Carolina: Details
The funding allocation for South Carolina will be directed towards ensuring universal, affordable, and reliable high-speed Internet for its residents, thus paving the way for increased digital inclusivity.
Long-term implications: A digitally inclusive South Carolina
With this substantial funding, South Carolina is looking forward to a future characterized by digital inclusivity, connectivity, and long-term prosperity in the digital economy.
State allocations and funding details
In total $42.45 billion in funds will be allocated to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
A detailed list of funding allocations for each state, D.C., and the territories can be found on InternetForAll.Gov.
Here’s how it breaks down:
|District of Columbia||$100,694,786.93|
|Northern Mariana Islands||$80,796,709.02|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||$27,103,240.86|