COG Requesting Citizens of the Region Complete Important Broadband Survey

The Upper Savannah Council of Governments is continuing its push to get citizens of the Region to participate in the GetConnectedSC broadband survey to help South Carolina build better overall network access.

The internet access capabilities survey is located at or by pointing your phone camera at the QR Code to the right.

It only takes a few minutes to fill out and everyone in your home is eligible to complete the survey.

The purpose of the survey is to identify who has fast internet, slow internet or no internet access in their homes. The survey results can help determine which areas of the region are underserved with reliable high-speed internet access.

“Elected officials, administrators and other community leaders who are aware of citizens in their jurisdictions who do not have internet access in their homes can get them to call me to help them fill out the surveys over the phone,” USCOG Government Services Director Rick Green said. “We need to hear from citizens who lack adequate internet.”

Green can be reached at (864) 941-8072 or

The GetConnectedSC campaign is designed to identify the areas of greatest need in our state, invest in broadband infrastructure to those areas and provide support services to make that transformation possible for every home, business and community organization in South Carolina.

The initiative is part of a nationwide effort to improve broadband access. In 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) which included $65 billion for the deployment of broadband infrastructure development and digital inclusion efforts across the country.