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Expanding Broadband Access in SC

South Carolina Business Review
SC Public Radio
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One of the early challenges identified by the pandemic was the lack of broadband availability across the rural areas of our country and state. Our next guest has been busy working on that issue and says significant progress is being made to alleviate it.

Mike Swutzer interviews Jim Stritzinger, broadband coordinator for South Carolina’s Office of Regulatory Staff in Columbia, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.