Courier Letters to the Editor

Saitta gives update on broadband

Dear Editor,

I want to follow up on the article titled, “$24 million grant to expand county internet access.” High-speed internet service has been a critical need in the district I represent on county council (Pickens area and north of Highway 183).

While most of the funding is coming from Blue Ridge (Upcountry Fiber), federal and state governments, I supported and voted for giving Blue Ridge a tax incentive to make it all happen faster for us in Pickens County. In 2021, the county council voted unanimously to give a $1.6 million tax cut to Blue Ridge in return for a $10

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