Anderson County Making Strides To Get People Connected -

Anderson County Making Strides To Get People Connected

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S. C. - South Carolina is one of the worst places in the country for home computer availability. However, Anderson County is making strides to still give people access to the Internet.

The Internet is easily used and you can find broadband speeds in most of the state. In Anderson County 97.64% of the area has access to broadband speeds. The capability is there but there are homes without computers.

"I don't have this at home so it's good for me," says Levi Mull, who uses the Anderson County Library Computer System.

Public access to computers is one of the steps the Anderson Community Technology Team is taking to get more people to computers. The County Library system provides 6,600 computer hours each week.

The county recently became Connect Certified through SC Connect and completed an assessment to evaluate accomplishments. That evaluation also came with a list of things they will continue to work on. Included in their action plan is a plan to get more Internet enabled laptops to students.

You can read the full, 60 page assessment by clicking here.

Greenwood, Oconee and Abbeville Counties are working to become Certified connect.

A Census Bureau report released Monday says that 21.6% of homes in South Carolina don't have a computer. South Carolina came in third to the bottom, with New Mexico and Mississippi at the bottom.

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