How Smart Tech Helps Seniors Live Safe, Independent Lives at Home

2022-09-02T14:53:29-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Fiber Optics, Internet, Security, Video|Tags: , , , , |

Every year, more American seniors—over 55 million of them, according to AARP—are living independently and “aging in place” in their homes. Our seniors can enjoy peace of mind for a safer, more secure home life. And given the rising costs of senior living facilities, many elderly adults are better off financially remaining in their

Best Things to Do After Getting Fiber Internet

2022-07-12T18:02:06-05:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Fiber Optics, Internet, Video|Tags: , , , , |

So you've made the right choice, switched to South Central Communications Gig Fiber Internet, and already experiencing faster downloads/uploads and improved reliability while you're online. You may be wondering about some of the best ways to enjoy your new fiber internet connection. Well, there are several things you can do to make the most

What is the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program?

2022-03-28T16:43:49-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Community, Internet, News|Tags: , , , |

Today’s internet is not just a source of near-endless entertainment options, email messages, and social media connections. From providing opportunities to work from home, to receiving telehealth online from healthcare professionals, to remote learning during public health crises or emergencies, being connected to high-speed, reliable broadband internet isn’t a luxury, or even a mere

6 Ways to Secure Your Personal Online Data

2022-01-14T17:32:14-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Internet, News, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Is your personal online data safe from the growing security threats that, regrettably, are a part of our online world today? It’s a question every internet user needs to ask themselves. Given the threats of phishing, ransomware, and other scams, it’s worth taking stock of your current online security and considering additional measures you can

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is Changing to the Affordable Connectivity Program

2021-12-21T12:27:10-05:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Community, Internet, News|Tags: , , , |

Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term program that provides federally funded discounts on internet access service to qualified households. The Affordable Connectivity Program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program beginning December 31, 2021.What’s Changing?The monthly benefit amount for eligible households not located on qualifying Tribal lands will decrease from up

Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

2021-10-13T10:15:39-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Community, Fiber Optics, Internet, News|Tags: , , , , |

In the wake of COVID-19, more people than ever before want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network—and homebuyers know it. In fact, a 2015 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by up to 3.1%. And that

Online Learning Resources for the Summer Break

2021-06-18T15:05:06-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Fiber Optics, Internet, News|Tags: , , , , |

Summer learning loss is a real thing, and it’s actually a big problem for students returning to classrooms in the fall. Believe it or not, the concept of summer learning loss has been puzzling education researchers for over 100 years - studies on the subject date back as far as 1906! Learning is a

Emergency Broadband Benefit

2021-05-13T15:00:54-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, Internet, News, Notice, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now open. The temporary benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible consumers who are struggling to stay connected during the pandemic.  Qualifying households on Tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for service. See

SCC Donates Over $25,000 Through Go Gig for Schools Program

2020-04-06T14:50:36-05:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Community, Donations, Fiber Optics, Internet, Press Releases, Team Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After raising $30,000 and helping to remodel libraries, build playgrounds, and kick start new programs in 2018, we knew we had to bring our Go Gig for Schools partnership back. We’re pleased to announce another successful year supporting students and teachers with this promotion. With the support of our customers and communities, we were

Smart Education Resources for At-Home Learning

2020-03-18T13:56:59-05:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: 1 Gig Internet, Community, Internet, News, Team Work|Tags: , , , |

As schools close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, many families across the country are making a rapid and unplanned switch to homeschooling—at least for the time being. If you’re not sure where to begin with your child’s at-home education, check out these online homeschooling resources. Pair them with high-speed internet from