We Are Community

Community involvement is a fundamental part of who we are. At Comporium, we’re always looking for ways to make a difference to the people we serve. Our employees don’t just provide service to the towns in our service areas; they live there, too. We believe we all have a responsibility to make the places we call home better.

Comporium Pioneers

The Comporium Pioneer Club is part of a national organization, the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association. The Comporium club is made up of approximately 500 individuals from the Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and Lancaster areas who are employed in or retired from the telecommunications industry. Over the last ten years, our Pioneers have donated over 20,000 hours of service to our communities.

The mission of the Pioneer club is to preserve the history, traditions, and ideals of the Independent telecommunications industry and to initiate and carry out activities that are considered to be of a social, community, or welfare nature.


At Comporium, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. We work to build relationships with the organizations that make our towns better, stronger and healthier places to live. It’s not just about good corporate citizenship; it’s part of our core values.

Comporium donates over $1.2 million directly to local nonprofits each year. We do this through a combination of monetary gifts, in-kind donations of services, or through the donation of surplus vehicles and goods. We also work with several local charities on employee matching programs, allowing the generosity of our workforce to create an even greater impact.

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Submit a Contribution Request

If you have questions or would like to make a contribution request, please complete the form below and email it to donationrequest@comporium.com.


Economic Development

At Comporium, we believe in taking a proactive role in local and state economic development. Working hand-in-hand with our local chambers of commerce, we help create an environment that encourages the development of new and existing businesses alike. We endeavor to add value to our service areas by offering the most current, most competitive, and most innovative products that we can.

Knowledge Park Knowledge Park is the dynamic center of Rock Hill’s 21st century economy. Designed to serve as a home to knowledge economy businesses and jobs, this corridor is technologically advanced, yet rooted in the city’s rich history. Knowledge Park is supported by a private/public partnership between the City of Rock Hill and local business leaders, including Comporium. When completed, it will offer an appealing urban lifestyle built upon a model of economic and environmental sustainability.

Knowledge Park measures about one square mile, stretching from the Old Town East development at Elizabeth Lane to Winthrop University at Cherry Road. Major landmarks and businesses located within Knowledge Park include City Hall, Winthrop University, the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center, the Cotton Factory and Comporium.


Comporium assists local economic development organizations by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to educate prospective businesses on the value of living in an area served by a locally owned communications provider. We also routinely help fund business initiatives in our service areas that generate jobs, create a more business-friendly environment and attract new residents to the area.See All >


Construction and Bulk Community Services

Comporium offers builders, developers, and property managers reliable, fast internet service (including fiber, where available), digital video, voice, and cutting-edge security and home automation services. From small apartment buildings to large subdivisions, Comporium will work with you to ensure that your community has the modern convenience features and innovative technologies that potential residents crave in today’s always-on-the-go world.

If you have a larger project or community in the works, Comporium has staff dedicated to meeting your clients' needs or if it’s time to upgrade your properties, call today to see how we can help.

York, Lancaster, and Chester Counties:

Scott Kellermeyer, Director of Residential Outside Sales

Phone: 803-326-5880


Brad Howey, Regional Business Sales Manager

Phone: 803-326-6037

Email: brad.howey@comporium.com


Comporium provides low-cost options for basic home telephone and broadband (depending upon the speed) service under the Lifeline program to qualifying customers. Customers must participate in one of the following federal assistance programs to qualify:

  • Medicaid
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension Benefit
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation
  • Income at or below 135% the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Please visit a Comporium retail store to apply for Lifeline service. Qualifying customers must provide proof that they are participating in one of the above programs at the time of their application.

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