With the leadership of Southern Carolina Alliance, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties, the financial support of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and many other organizations, the SC Lowcountry Promise Zone is participating in the Connected Community Engagement program. This project is managed by Connect South Carolina and will assess the status of broadband (high-speed Internet) access, adoption, and use in order to develop a Regional Technology Action Plan to improve the quality of life and economic potential of all six counties.