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iCarolina Lab opens to provide more communities with high-speed broadband internet

WACH Columbia logo WACH Columbia 5/12/2022 Maegan Carter
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The University of South Carolina Sumter has announced the opening of the Palmetto College iCarolina Community Learning Lab. 

The iCarolina Lab was officially opened on May 10 and is in room 205 of the Anderson Library on the USC Sumter campus on Miller Road.

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This location will be one of eight labs opening throughout South Carolina and will provide underserved communities with access to high-speed broadband internet. 

"We are delighted to open another Palmetto College iCarolina Learning Lab at USC Sumter," said Dr. Susan Elkins, Palmetto College Chancellor.

This technology investment in our campuses and communities opens the door for so many South Carolinians to gain skills and certifications that will enable them to grow both academically and professionally. Thank you to Governor McMaster for his leadership and vision to create this tremendous opportunity for our community. Also, thanks to USC Sumter Dean Michael Sonntag and the USC Sumter team, along with Brian Smith, USC Sumter's Director of Information Technology, for this excellent partnership that will serve Sumter and the surrounding communities.

Officials say the labs have been strategically placed for use by our UofSC Palmetto College regional campuses, local school districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the South Carolina Technical College System, and citizens in the community. 

Each site will provide Apple products and educational programming to faculty, staff, students, and the community at no cost to the user.

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