Senator Lindsey Graham announced this week that the FCC will be awarding $121 million in funding to expand rural broadband in South Carolina.

The federal funding will serve 108,833 unserved homes and businesses, according to Myrtle Beach’s CBS affiliate. This announcement comes four months after Senator Graham and Senator Tim Scott’s Governors’ Broadband Development Fundwas introduced to Congress.

“This is very good news for South Carolina,” Senator Graham said. “While it doesn’t solve the problem completely, it is another positive step in the right direction. There are places in South Carolina you might as well be on the moon when it comes to getting high-speed internet service. All South Carolinians should be able to utilize the educational, telehealth, and business benefits of accessible and affordable broadband.”

“This funding is critical for expanding broadband access in South Carolina and drastically improves access in rural and underserved areas,” Graham added. “I’m thankful to the Trump administration for prioritizing this critical expansion when we need it the most.” 

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