AT&T plans to use cell towers to bring internet access in rural South Carolina

July 28, 2017

Reprinted from The Post and Courier

AT&T is planning to use cell towers across South Carolina to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas where internet access is slow to nonexistent.

The telecom giant says it’s in the process of installing antennas capable of connecting thousands of people in sparsely populated corners of the state. Roughly 12,000 homes and businesses will have access to the new service by the end of the year.

The work covers some 20 counties in South Carolina under a Federal Communications Commission initiative to boost access in underserved areas. Company spokesman Daniel Hayes declined to say which areas would get service.