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ICYMI: As COVID-19 Highlights S.C.’s Broadband Problem, Kennedy Pressures Leaders to Fix It

April 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – Achieving a longtime bipartisan priority for South Carolina elected officials — securing federal funding to provide more reliable internet access in remote rural areas across the state — is taking on new urgency amid the coronavirus crisis.

And with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., turning to negotiations on the next, massive funding bill to help people and the economy withstand the burden of the pandemic, pressure is building on members of the S.C. congressional delegation to fight for more money for rural broadband deployment as a part of that effort.

Lou Kennedy, the CEO of Columbia’s Nephron Pharmaceuticals and an active donor to Republicans statewide and nationally, is using her clout to urge delegation members to take this fight directly to Capitol Hill.

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