The Broadband Office serves as the central broadband planning body for South Carolina and coordinates with federal, state, regional, local, and private entities, to the extent practicable, to encourage the continued development of access to broadband. The Broadband Office also serves as a central resource to collect and publish information about state and federal programs to fund broadband expansion and helps maximize resources by coordinating with other state and federal programs.
Broadband Advisory Council
The Broadband Office was tasked with convening a collaborative stakeholder process to identify challenges to expediting broadband access in South Carolina.
Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning
A strategic planning phase has been initiated under the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grant program funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) where a 5-year Broadband plan must be developed and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), by the SC Broadband Office. An outreach effort is also underway, called GetConnectedSC.