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The Office of Regulatory Staff will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

We are pleased to announce the ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) 1.0 Grant Program application and related documents have been posted online.

Applications from eligible Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are due no later than 8/31/2022 at 5:00PM.  For more information, click here.

Fiscal Year 21-22 Appropriations Act

The Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Appropriations Act allows for broadband infrastructure projects, including those that were approved for funding pursuant to Act 142 of 2020, but not constructed by December of 2020, to be completed through the Broadband Infrastructure Program. Priority will be given to unserved homes, businesses, schools, health-care facilities, and other institutions in rural communities and communities across South Carolina with a lack of access to broadband.

Broadband Act 142 Project Update (PDF)

Company State Funding
Comporium - Lancaster Telephone Company $51,900
Comporium - PBT Telecom, Inc. $1,720,037
Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. $13,426
Hargray Communications $147,771
Lynches River Electric Cooperative $568,652
Newberry Electric Cooperative $1,800,000
TruVista Communications, Inc. $3,213,177
Upcountry Fiber* $825,000
WC Fiber LLC $321,715
TOTAL $8,661,678

* pending


Timeline

Funding Agreements Sent to Companies 07/09/21
Notices to Proceed Issued 08/04/21
Initial Construction Progress Report Due 11/15/21
Initial Financial Progress Report Due 01/15/21
Monthly Construction Progress Report Due 12/15/21
Monthly Financial Progress Report Due 01/01/22
Monthly Construction Progress Report Due 01/15/22
Monthly Financial Progress Report Due 02/01/22
Monthly Construction Progress Report Due 02/15/22
Monthly Financial Progress Report Due 03/01/22
Monthly Construction Progress Report Due 03/15/22
Project Completion 03/31/22
Final Reporting Due 04/30/22