Broadband & Infrastructure

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Expanding Broadband Access

Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) plays a critical role in assisting health care providers and patients in accessing broadband subsidies through various federal programs. These subsidies allow health care entities to increase broadband to provide telehealth services. In 2021, PCC submitted subsidy applications for 19 new health care organizations with over 160 new physical locations, and received funding commitment letters for approximately 90% of the funding requests.

As the SCTA’s leaders in broadband access and advocacy, PCC not only continued its important work in broadband subsidy filings during 2021, but also continued to work directly with internet service providers, and advocate at the federal and state level to expand broadband access in South Carolina.

Awards and Recognitions

PCC was awarded the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association’s (NCHN) 2021 Outstanding Health Network award, recognizing its valuable work in improving access to health services through their work in increasing broadband access and digital literacy efforts.

  • In 2021, PCC received funding commitments for over $11 million in broadband subsidies for South Carolina health care providers