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The ORS represents the public interest with regard to the telephone service providers in South Carolina.

The ORS Telecommunications Department provides administrative oversight for :

  • The South Carolina Universal Service Fund and Interim LEC Fund that provide monetary support for telecommunications services in our state;
  • The Lifeline Program that provides monetary assistance to low-income households and lowers their monthly charge for telephone service. This program is supported by the South Carolina Universal Service Fund.
  • The Telecommunications Relay Service in South Carolina that provides a means for citizens of our state who have hearing or speech challenges to place and receive telephone calls, and offers telephone equipment to those who qualify.

We are here to serve our fellow South Carolinians and hope that you will feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.