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Current Events

 
Building a Regional Digital Equity Coalition
 
February 22, 2024
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM ET
Location: Room 6+7
Speakers: Quinetha Frasier, Ericka Plater, Ryan Wilcox
 

Attendees will understand the process and tactics used by the Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition to establish shared local priorities, based on needs identified by the community.

Learn how an entire community came together to create an inclusive, unified voice of advocacy to support post pandemic community resiliency efforts.

Learn the power of collective action when focused on people and place.

Past Events: LDEC Meetings

LDEC Meeting

Thursday, September 28 at the Palmetto Goodwill Training Room, 2150 Eagle Drive, North Charleston, SC (Virtual option provided).

LDEC Meeting

Thursday, January 25th, 2024 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Palmetto Goodwill Administrative Headquarters at 2150 Eagle Drive, Bldg. 100, North Charleston, SC.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Tom Allen, the Chief Technology Officer of the SC Office of Regulatory Staff, (also Director of the Digital Opportunity Office), and Leah Cuthbertson, Program Assistant, Digital Opportunity Department, have accepted our invitation to attend the LDEC meeting on 1/25/24. Tom will provide a presentation on the State's Digital Equity Plan and BEAD funding, etc.

Past Events: Special Events

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Join us at St. George Library on Oct. 5 10 am - Noon at 506 N. Parler Ave, St. George to learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides a monthly $30 discount for internet services for eligible households..

October 2-6

How can your organization help end the digital divide in the Lowcountry? 1 - Make sure your employees know about the ACP benefit 2 - Spread the word about ACP and Digital Inclusion via your social media outlets & newsletters 3 - Consider joining or become engaged with the Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition

Digital Literacy Workshops

Join CCPL for PLA Digital Literacy Workshops, supported by AT&T. No registration required. Monday, October 2 @ 5:30 p.m - Hurd/St. Andrews:  Internet Basics (SPANISH) This class will cover Internet Basics and will be taught in Spanish.   Thursday, October 5 @ 1:30 p.m - Otranto Road: Email Basics (SPANISH) This class will cover Email Basics and will be taught in Spanish.

11th Annual Telehealth Summit in SC logo

11th Annual Telehealth Summit of SC

LDEC Members, Tri-County Cradle to Career and Palmetto Care Connections will be presenting at the Breakout Session: Digital Inclusion Efforts in SC on December 5th at 11:15 am – 12:00 pm on December 4-6th at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Register for the Summit.,

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Join us at St. Stephens Library at 113 Ravenell Drive, St. Stephens, SC on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 4pm to 6 pm to learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and how you can sign-up for the $30 monthly discount for internet services.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Join us at St. Paul's Hollywood Library on Oct 3rd at 11 am - 1 pm to learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program which provides a $30 monthly discount towards internet services.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join us on Oct 6th to close out DIW23 and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from 5 pm - 8 pm at Trident Literacy Association 6185 Rivers Ave. D. Learn about the ACP and get up with the application.

SC's Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD)

The SC Broadband Office (SCBBO) released SC's Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Initial Proposal Volumes I and II which focus on detailing the SCBBO's comprehensive approach toward administering SC's BEAD Grant Program and opened the public comment period from October 30 through November 30th, 2023. Please find the BEAD Initial Proposal, 5-Year Action Plan, the link for public comment, and Information & Survey for Community Support Organizations at this link.