SC students do homework in parking lots to get Wi-Fi. Clyburn wants Congress to help

The State: U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was meeting with farmers about disaster relief when one Chester County resident shared a story about a different kind of disaster unfolding in rural South Carolina.

The man told the Columbia Democrat schoolchildren in his small town are driven to the library after hours so they can connect to the Wi-Fi signal in the parking lot. For many of them, it’s the only way they can get online to finish their homework, Clyburn said, sharing the story with reporters from his Columbia office Thursday.

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