For Darrin Thomas, supporting South Carolina’s African American-owned businesses is a top priority. Through his Columbia, SC-based business, Black Pages South, his mission is “to educate, to enlighten, and to empower the minority and the African American community.”
Black Pages South is an online network of small businesses, consumers, and corporate partners, and it promotes the efforts of minority businesses to help expand their reach and impact.
According to Darrin, connectivity is key, and 5G “equates to speed and accessibility,” which will have “a profound impact” on the businesses he helps to promote.
As he reflects on how his businesses has evolved over nearly 30 years as well as the challenges put forth by the global pandemic today, he notes that in order to realize the possibilities with 5G, “the enhancements and investments we make now, will really determine where and what we will look like.” To that end, he encourages policymakers to think about “where they want to be 20 years from now?”