Brightspeed has announced the completion of expanded broadband fiber services in Eutawville, South Carolina and surrounding area, bringing faster, more reliable internet service to more than 3,000 doorsteps.
The company has said that investments from Brightspeed and the company’s participation in the South Carolina 2021 Rural Broadband Grant Program helped to meet the growing demand for high-speed internet in the rural Orangeburg County community. The program matches company investments to support broadband expansion to underserved areas.
“South Carolina’s broadband grant program is a great example of public and private organizations coming together to help meet the technology needs of citizens, communities and local businesses,” said Steve Brewer, director of state regulatory and legislative affairs at Brightspeed. “Eutawville residents can now use our fiber technology to improve everything they do online—distance learning, working, gaming, and streaming.”
The completed project provides the fiber and electronic equipment needed for high speed connections up to 940 Mbps.
“Technology moves at a breakneck pace and now the people and businesses of Eutawville will benefit from the latest innovation in broadband connectivity thanks to Brightspeed’s infrastructure improvements,” said Eutawville Mayor Brandon Weatherford. “We have always been committed to bringing broadband to our community and by partnering with the private sector, access to reliable, high-speed internet is now a reality, ensuring our community can thrive in today’s connected world and more fully participate in the digital economy.”
The FCC has built a service called the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program to help support households struggling to pay for internet. The program offers discounts of up to $30 off, and up to $75 off in Tribal areas, for qualifying customers.
Additionally, to the $30 off provided by the FCC, Brightspeed has said that it will also provide an additional monthly discount of up to $30 for ACP qualified customers to create a maximum total savings of up to $60 per month on qualifying plans.
Press release: Brightspeed