Upcountry Fiber to offer free digital literacy classes in Easley

Pickens, SC – Upcountry Fiber, the internet service provider created by utility cooperatives Blue Ridge Electric Co-op (BREC) and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL), has partnered with Tri-County Technical College to offer free digital literacy classes covering computer and internet basics, along with cybersecurity education. This is the second class in a series offered in the Upcountry Fiber service area.

The training will be held on May 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Tri-County Technical College’s Easley Campus (1774 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642).

Instructional topics include identifying and defining basic computer components, navigating a computer desktop, starting and shutting down a computer, along with creating, saving, opening and moving files.

To register, contact Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education Division Customer Resource Center:
• By phone: (864) 646-1700
• Online: https://cce.tctc.edu/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=223ZCPT5330

About Upcountry Fiber
Upcountry Fiber is a high-speed fiber internet provider to the five counties of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg. Established in Fall 2020, Upcountry Fiber is the product of a partnership between Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL). Founded by organizations created to electrify and connect rural areas of South Carolina; decades later, Upcountry Fiber’s mission is to bridge the digital divide. Offering symmetrical internet speeds up to 1 Gbps over a fiber network, Upcountry Fiber has the fastest and most reliable high-speed internet in the area. To learn more about Upcountry Fiber, visit us at www.UpcountryFiber.com.

For Upcountry Fiber
Amanda Long Melissa Slater
Hughes Agency Hughes Agency
864.275.9890 864.313.4681
AmandaL@hughes-agency.com MelissaS@hughes-agency.com

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