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Last Mile Grant Program

Photo of a field with SC state outline and broadband lines

The Broadband Office has approximately $1 million in CARES II (state funds) available for disbursement.  The Last Mile Grant Program, a pilot project, will focus on those residential homes with students that completed the "I Need Internet" Survey.  Attention will be given to census blocks that show as served (green as of September 30, 2021) on our broadband maps.  These areas are commonly known as "donut holes" within served areas.

Project Comment/Review Period

Comments regarding any of the posted Last Mile Grant Program applications in the table below may be directed to  In addition to your comments, submissions must include your name and contact information, in the event the ORS has follow-up questions.  Comments will only be accepted via e-mail(s) sent to during the project comment/review period, which ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.


Company Name Link to Application(s)
Aiken Electric Link to .zip File
Charter Link to .zip File
Comcast Link to .zip File
Comporium Link to .zip File
Horry Telephone Link to .zip File
Newberry Electric Link to .zip File
Open Broadband Link to .zip File
Tru Vista Link to .zip File
WC Fiber Link to .zip File



Memo to South Carolina Internet Service Providers (PDF)


Last Mile Grant Program - Guidelines (PDF)


Last Mile Grant Program - Application (Fillable Form) (PDF)*
* Using Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro (instead of completing this form within a web browser) is highly recommended.


Last Mile Grant Program - Grant Agreement (PDF)


Last Mile Grant Program - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Updated 5-5-2022, 11:50a


Last Mile Grant Program 5-2-2022 Webinar - Documents and Links
     -  PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)


The Last Mile Grant Program application will open the week of April 18, 2022. 

All applications are due by May 6, 2022.