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Home Care In Rock Hill, SC

Home Care Rock Hill, SC

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Rock Hill Clock Tower gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Rock Hill, SC is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Phil Davidson and his staff provides the best service around in the York County area...Very professional and they truly care about their clients...I highly recommend Always Best Care of Rock Hill”

Will J.

“Looking for a loving and caring place for a parent, grandparent or any loved one? Look no further than Phil and his team at Always Best Care of Rock Hill!”

Tamaya M.

“I have enjoyed working with Always Best. They are informative and helpful. When I need to schedule care, they are very responsive. Definitely a good choice in companion care.”


“Always willing to help”

Christine B.

“I have worked for many agencies as a CNA. Always Best Care of Rock Hill, SC is by far the best! They treat their clients and caregivers with generosity and compassion. They go "above and beyond" in every area. You can't go wrong with them.”

Loretta B.

“They gave my mother the most wonderful, loving care. They were very accommodating when we needed to make changes in the schedule. After dealing with two other agencies I wish I had gone with them from the start. They deserve a 10!”

Bobbie S.

“New Employee & I’m loving it already”

Sonda P.

“Needed care for my mother with dementia, and father with medical issues. The team at Always Best Care were very responsive to our needs for 24/7 care for about 8 weeks. They try hard to have the same caregivers come to the house for continuity of care. The family really appreciated Phil's assistance with placing my parents in Assisted Living. His knowledge of the local York County homes was invaluable to placing my parents in a welcoming environment. I would highly recommend Always Best Care to help with senior care!”

Mary E.

“I have had the best support from a caring and supporting staff over the past year. The AMAZING part is that I live in CA and they're providing these services in Rock Hill. When I have any questions they are quick to get my answer back in a timely manner.”

James G.

“I could probably say that I was a past client of this provider, but because I continue to receive words of encouragement and advise from them, I still claim the current client status. Their help with my mother that was provided while she was at home was fantastic. They also have helped guide us through hospital and rehab stays. I would have to give them a 5 star rating and honestly can not think of one thing that went wrong on their part while we used their care The Caregiver was excellent. I wholeheartedly would recommend Always Best Care to anyone that finds themselves needing a caregiver to come along beside them.”


“Always willing to help”

Christine G.

“We're using Always Best Care for my parents. They're fantastic. The caregivers are professional, courteous, entertaining, and accommodating. They mainly provide medication management and companionship. I feel like they give personal touches, and there's a certain professionalism to them that other agencies I contacted didn't have.”


“Excellent care was given to my mother. Thank you for being there when we needed you.”

Robin J.

“Always Best Care has been providing care givers for my 91 year old father for more than 2 years now. I have been happy with their staff. My father is cared for with love and dignity and with their help I've been able to keep him in my home.”

Laura A.

“Always Best Care service was very helpful in locating an assisted living facility for my Mother. Very professional and I would use them again.”


“It was time to consider alternative living arrangements for my mom. She was living on her own in a single-family home that she loved. She was in need of assistance with daily household chores, driving, and managing daily functions. I was given Phil Davidson's name from a social worker. He explained that Phil (and his company Always Best Care), may be a good resource for me and my mom. We began with some in home care (3-5 days a week). Phil met my mom, established a great working relationship with her, and had one of his staff members become my mom's in home caregiver. Phil took the time to get to know my mom and aligned her needs and personality with the right person to help her. Eventually we needed to look for an Assisted Living community. Phil was there to guide us. He arranged meetings with a variety of communities and toured with them with us. Phil knew the right questions to ask and always kept my mom's wishes on his checklist. I especially liked that Phil does not get paid by us, but rather by the facility that we ended up choosing. Phil and his staff were great to work with. Exceptionally professional and understanding of my mom.”

Rich S.

“I had a wonderful experience using Always Best Care Senior Services! The owner, Phil Davidson, along with our wonderful caregiver, Sarah , came to my house so that I could meet them and get to know them before my parents moved in with my family for several months! As we sat discussing our plan of care, I got the feeling they would treat my parents like part of their family! And they sure did! Sarah was kind, patient and very knowledgeable with my parents and their medical issues. Sarah was so helpful to me and my family! I would not have been able to make it through those months without her! I felt at ease and had no worries when I was at work, or having some ME time! I knew my parents were in caring and trustworthy hands! So, I would highly recommend Always Best Care senior Services!!”

Stephanie C.

“Phil, I just wanted to recount to you what my Mother told me on the phone this morning about your employee, and my parent's caretaker, Vicky Jo. Vicky Jo started with my parents in March of 2012, during a very difficult time. My father had fallen and broken his neck, on top of coping with Parkinson's. My mother took care of him, as well as their home and while we could help some, the day to day chores took a toll on her. We were afraid we were going to lose her health as well. In a huge stroke of luck, we were able to find a two-bedroom apartment at Chandler Place which would provide meals and emergency response services, alleviating a good bit of my mom's responsibilities and stress. In an even bigger stroke of luck, we began using Vicky Jo two hours every morning to help my father with bathing and dressing. In the months that followed, Vicky Jo has not only provided physical support, but significant moral support to both my parents. She is very capable, upbeat and genuine. My mother is absolutely devoted to her and feels she can trust her with anything. We couldn't be more grateful for her, and for you as well for providing her to us. I also want to take a moment to thank you, as you have gone above and beyond in your interaction and care of my parents. I can tell you truly care about my folks and their well being and it is such an amazing thing to see in this day and age when everything seems like it is only about the money. Blessing to you and your business. I know that you will be a God Send to other families as well and I wish you the best. Please know that if you are ever in need of a referral, I would be delighted to provide one for you.”

Barbara S.

“It is a pleasure doing business with a professional and ethical company”

Kristen B.

“Phil, We so love Sara and are very appreciative for the way you run your business. You really stand out in an industry and a time when people just go through the motions. You are a very special man and I pray that you will be very successful in your business.”

Karissa L.

“Thank you and your team for providing the great help and assistance during this summer. The care givers that we had were excellent and very professional. Thanks for being so flexible with the scheduling.”

John R.

“Dear Phil, "We would like to thank you and your staff for providing such wonderful live-in care for our Grandfather from June through October 2013. Our family found ourselves in the most unimaginable situation when our Grandmother was unexpectedly hospitalized in late May and ultimately passed away in June. As you know, she was the sole caregiver for our Grandfather who has severe Alzheimer's disease. We are so very fortunate that we discovered your agency! You were able to promptly place qualified caregivers in his home and this gave our family immediate peace of mind. The level of care and compassion that you and your caregivers demonstrated toward our Grandfather is more than we ever anticipated and we will be forever grateful. You all walked with him through the terrible tragedy of losing his wife of 67 years. You and your staff provided extraordinary physical and emotional care for him through his grief and made getting him back to a "normal" life your top priority upon her death. In addition to the care you all provided my Grandfather, you were so kind to help educate us on the progression of Alzheimer's. You were a wonderful resource to us on what to expect in the next phases of this disease and help us plan for long-term care for him. While we are very sad to have to place him in a memory care-assisted living facility, we made the decision knowing that this will be the best place for him as he ages and his disease worsens. Your guidance and expertise in helping us choose the right facility for him helped make this daunting task bearable. Thank you again for all that you have done for our grandfather and for our family! We will be forever grateful!”

Ashley S.

“Phil, We so love Sara and are very appreciative for the way you run your business. You really stand out in an industry and a time when people just go through the motions. You are a very special man and I pray that you will be very successful in your business.”

K L.

“Dear Phil, Thank you and your team for providing the great help and assistance during this summer. The care givers that we had were excellent and very professional. Thanks for being so flexible with the scheduling.”

John A.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Rock Hill, SC?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Rock Hill, SC

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Westminster Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local The Pump House or visit Rock Hill Civil Rights Memorial, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Rock Hill, SC

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Rock Hill, SC, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your SC's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Rock Hill, SC understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Chandler Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Brookdale Ebenezer Road
  • Chandler Place Independent Living
  • HarborChase of Rock Hill
  • Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill
  • Divine Manor Assisted Living
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Rock Hill, SC 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Best Internet Providers in Rock Hill, South Carolina

What is the best internet provider in Rock Hill?Comporium is Rock Hill's best internet service provider, mostly by default, as it's essentially the only high-speed ISP available. That said, Rock Hill residents shouldn't feel "stuck" with Comporium. Speeds, pricing and overall value are decent, especially if your address is eligible for t...

What is the best internet provider in Rock Hill?

Comporium is Rock Hill's best internet service provider, mostly by default, as it's essentially the only high-speed ISP available. That said, Rock Hill residents shouldn't feel "stuck" with Comporium. Speeds, pricing and overall value are decent, especially if your address is eligible for the fiber-optic side of the service. There's also the convenience and pleasantness of dealing with a local company.

There’s a lack of competition, sure, but Comporium has both the cheapest internet and fastest speeds available in Rock Hill. Service starts at $30 to $40 per month for download speeds up to 100 megabits per second, and those eligible for fiber internet service can now get speeds up to 2,000Mbps.

If you’re eager for alternatives, fixed wireless internet from T-Mobile Home Internet or Verizon 5G Home Internet may be available. Each service is decent in its own right, as you’ll find T-Mobile to have slightly better availability, while Verizon has lower intro pricing and faster max speeds.

Our methodology

CNET considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Rock Hill across several categories. Our evaluation includes referencing a proprietary database built over years of reviewing internet services. We validate that against provider information by spot-checking local addresses for service availability. We also do a close read of providers' terms and conditions and, when needed, will call ISPs to verify the details.

Despite our efforts to find the most recent and accurate information, our process has some limitations you should know about. Pricing and speed data are variable: certain addresses may qualify for different service tiers, and monthly costs may vary, even within a city. The best way to identify your particular options is to plug your address into a provider's website.

Also, the prices, speed and other information listed above and in the provider cards below may differ from what we found in our research. The cards display the full range of a provider's pricing and speed across the US, according to our database of plan information provided directly by ISPs, while the text is specific to what's available in Rock Hill. The prices referenced within this article's text come from our research and include applicable discounts for setting up automatic payments each month -- a standard industry offering. Other discounts and promotions might also be available for things like signing a term contract or bundling with multiple services.

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Best internet provider in Rock Hill, SC

Our take - As a Comporium (fiber) customer, I’ve had consistent speeds and few issues, if any, over six years of service. Even better, my bill has increased by only about $15. Not everyone will have the same experience, of course, but I’m pleased enough with my service to genuinely recommend it.


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Best fixed wireless internet in Rock Hill, SC

Our take - With a simple setup and straightforward pricing, Verizon 5G Home Internet offers speeds ranging from 50 to 300Mbps or 85 to 1,000Mbps, depending on your chosen plan. The overall value will depend on available speeds, but there are no contract requirements, so you can try it out risk-free to see what speeds you can get.

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Best fixed wireless coverage in Rock Hill, SC

Our take - Verizon is cheaper and potentially faster, but T-Mobile Home Internet has the availability advantage in Rock Hill. Roughly 60% of the city is eligible for home internet service, according to recent FCC data, making it the most widely available alternative to Comporium in the area.

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How to find internet deals and promotions in Rock Hill

The best internet deals and the top promotions in Rock Hill depend on what discounts are available during that time. Most deals are short-lived, but we look frequently for the latest offers.

Rock Hill internet providers, such as Comporium or T-Mobile Home Internet, may offer lower introductory pricing or streaming add-ons for a limited time. Others, however, including Verizon 5G Home Internet, run the same standard pricing year-round.

For a more extensive list of promos, check out our guide on the best internet deals.

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What’s a good internet speed?

Most internet connection plans can now handle basic productivity and communication tasks. If you're looking for an internet plan that can accommodate videoconferencing, streaming video or gaming, you'll have a better experience with a more robust connection. Here's an overview of the recommended minimum download speeds for various applications, according to the FCC. Note that these are only guidelines -- and that internet speed, service and performance vary by connection type, provider and address.

For more information, refer to our guide on how much internet speed you really need.

How CNET chose the best internet providers in Rock Hill

Internet service providers are numerous and regional. Unlike the latest smartphone, laptop, router or kitchen tool, it’s impractical to personally test every ISP in a given city. So what’s our approach? We start by researching the pricing, availability and speed information drawing on our own historical ISP data, the provider sites and mapping information from the Federal Communications Commission at

But it doesn’t end there. We go to the FCC’s website to check our data and ensure we consider every ISP that provides service in an area. We also input local addresses on provider websites to find specific options for residents. We look at sources, including the American Customer Satisfaction Index and J.D. Power, to evaluate how happy customers are with an ISP’s service. ISP plans and prices are subject to frequent changes; all information provided is accurate as of publication.

Once we have this localized information, we ask three main questions:

While the answers to those questions are often layered and complex, the providers who come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. When selecting the cheapest internet service, we look for the plans with the lowest monthly fee, though we also factor in things like price increases, equipment fees and contracts. Choosing the fastest internet service is relatively straightforward. We look at advertised upload and download speeds and consider real-world speed data from sources like Ookla and FCC reports.

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National Signing Day tracker for Rock Hill area high schools. Who’s going where next season?

The first Wednesday of February is a special day for many high school athletes — It’s National Signing Day, the day on which high school athletes can announce their commitments to continue their athletic careers in college.The tri-county area’s depth of athletic talent was on full display when more than 75 athletes committed to colleges around the country.Buford had two signees from its football program: Wide receiver Aaron Morris and long snapper Ricky Mckinnon both committed to Newberry.Morris said he...

The first Wednesday of February is a special day for many high school athletes — It’s National Signing Day, the day on which high school athletes can announce their commitments to continue their athletic careers in college.

The tri-county area’s depth of athletic talent was on full display when more than 75 athletes committed to colleges around the country.

Buford had two signees from its football program: Wide receiver Aaron Morris and long snapper Ricky Mckinnon both committed to Newberry.

Morris said he chose Newberry because of its proximity to home, and him attending with a high school teammate sweetens the deal even more.

“Yeah, it does a lot,” Morris said. “It makes you feel more at home.”

Andrew Jackson also had two football players sign Wednesday: Receiver Banks Helms committed to Brevard and tight end Hayden Williams to Limestone.

Athletes of this caliber are a major boost to any team, and not just for their teammates.

“We had a really good senior class, we had 16 seniors,” said Jeremy Smith, who finished his first season as the Volunteers’ head coach this past fall. “The underclassmen, they all bought into what these guys did because of the success they had the year before, and they had bought into that and bought into what kind of players these guys were and they stepped up. These two, Banks and Hayden, they were voted captains and leaders, and it does make your job easier as a coach when it’s more player-led than coach-led. They did a good job of that this year.”

Some signees, like Lewisville two-sport athlete and Clemson baseball commit Dion Brown, still have their senior seasons to play.

Brown said that there’s been some friendly jabs between him and his father, Sheldon Brown, a University of South Carolina football alum, and his best friend, fellow Lewisville two-sport athlete and USC baseball commit Cade Pilgrim. But Brown said that he’s happy with where he decided to attend college.

“They showed me real love since the day I stepped on campus for a camp,” Brown said. “I had a great relationship with Coach (Monte) Lee, but unfortunately, he (got fired). Then Coach (Erik) Bakich came in, he was talking to me. Coach (Nick) Schnabel, I talked to all of them. Built a good relationship with them, and then just really went from there, and it felt the same as with Coach Lee.”

South Pointe signee Zantwan ‘Boss’ Nelson had a magical 24-hour window.

After hitting two game-winning free throws to beat rival Northwestern and secure a playoff spot for the Stallions on Tuesday night, Nelson announced his commitment to play football at Hampton University on Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s awesome, it’s awesome,” he said. “You have to take it all in, take it day by day, and never give up on yourself. I feel like (Hampton) is going to be a great fit for me, and I can’t wait to get on campus and work.”

An often-unsung hero of signing days is the athletic director.

They work with athletes to best put them in position to succeed in high school and beyond.

“It feels good, man,” South Pointe athletic director Carlos Richardson said. “Coaches have their season, athletes have their season, but this is kind of my season. Where you want to make sure you’re getting kids where they need to be, but that starts off in the classroom. We’re blessed right now to have student-athletes with great GPAs that we can go out and advocate for them to make sure they can get to the next level.”

Here is a list of student-athletes who have announced their commitments.

Hayden Williams (Football) – Limestone University

Banks Helms (Football) – Brevard College

Ricky Mckinnon (Football) – Newberry College

Aaron Morris (Football) – Newberry College

Aiden Cattarin (Baseball) – Florence-Darlington Technical College

Peyton Dhein (Baseball) – Virginia Military Institute

Brennan Helms (Baseball) – Francis Marion University

Jackson Mullen (Baseball) – College of Charleston

Owen Noonan (Baseball) – Winthrop University

Ben Wilson (Baseball) – Coker University

Dominic Rigoni (Cross Country) – Francis Marion University

Hailey Smith (Dance) – Erskine College

Kyleen Bents (Girls Soccer) – East Carolina University

Sadie Commeford (Girls Soccer) – East Tennessee State University

Peyton Pierson (Girls Soccer) – Mars Hill University

Sarah Sexton (Girls Soccer) – Furman University

Chloe Burger (Softball) – USC Upstate

Audrey Wilson (Softball) – UNC Charlotte

Jake Root (Swimming) – Lynn University

Amelia Nifong (Track) – Columbia College

Olivia Dubrow (Track) – Lehigh University

Elijah Coleman (Football) – TBD

Reggie Heath (Football) – Newberry College

Antonio Hopkins (Football) – Union College

Brayden Woolbright (Football) – Charleston Southern University

Zachary Cheatham (Football) – University of Charleston

Neal Farris (Football) – East Tennessee State University

Deontae Starr (Football) – Lenior-Rhyne

Gabriella Watkins (Dance) – Erskine College

Gavin Brandwood (Football) – Elon University

Remington Clark (Cycling) – Milligan University

Thomas Ealey (Baseball) – Virginia State

MacKenzie Finn (Golf) – Belmont Abbey College

Elijah Grant (Track) – Howard University

Landon Kurtz (Football) – University of South Carolina

Isaac Peña (Baseball) – Snead State

Logan Sulli (Baseball) – Florence-Darlington Technical College

Jack Ammann (Boys Soccer) – Lander University

Hannah Nerdinsky (Girls Soccer) – Coker University

Siena Wilson (Girls Soccer) – University of Mount Olive

Jaxon Scheidt (Football) – Newberry College

Jake Recker (Football) – University of South Carolina

Trey Rodriguez (Football) – Johnson C. Smith University

KJ Davis (Football) – South Carolina Central Christian College

Montre Fletcher (Football) – South Carolina Christian College

Natarious McCullough (Football) – Limestone

Cade Foster (Football) – Brevard

Junior Howze (Football) – Averett

JaQuintus Cousar (Football) – South Carolina Central Christian College

Cade Pilgrim (Baseball) – University of South Carolina

Dion Brown (Baseball) – Clemson University

Mia Royall (Track/Cross Country) – West Point

Vance Ventry (Football) – Newberry College

Elijah Sanders (Baseball) – Florence-Darlington Technical College

Jackson Switzer (Clay Shooting) – Montreat College

Garrett Brown (Distance Running) – Clemson University

Sierra Faulkner (Volleyball) – Clinton College

Xavier Preston (Football) – Newberry College

Mikey Mann (Football) – Newberry College

Daniel Caldwell (Football) – Johnson C. Smith University

Zantwan Nelson (Football) – Hampton University

CJ Dixon (Football) – Catawba College

Malachi Marshall (Football) – Stony Brook University

Ayden Davis (Football) – North Carolina Central University

DeMaurion Stewart (Football) – Livingston College

Zadarrius Carter (Football) – Livingston College

Tay McClure (Football) – St. Andrews College

Michael McConnell (Football) – St. Andrews College

Trey Wanger (Football) – Catawba College

Najib Yunasah (Football) – Catawba College

Dalton Russell (Football) – Limestone College

Bryson Steele (Football) – Wingate College

Debo Hall (Football) – Presbyterian College

Hunter Layne (Football) – TBD

Tyler Koester (Football) – TBD

Javarus Guthrie (Football) – TBD

Anna Kate Dover (Softball) – USC Beaufort

Avery Smith (Softball) – Erskine

This story was originally published February 8, 2024, 6:45 AM.

New Rock Hill restaurant Dank Burrito is many things. Just don’t call it Mexican food

For customers of a certain age, the name Dank Burrito may require a little explanation. But it’s the burrito part that could trip up just about anybody.“We’re not Mexican at all,” said company founder Clarke Merrell.Rock Hill’s newest restaurant — it opens Friday — offers jerk chicken, Cajun fried mahi, cheesesteaks, pork belly and soy ginger pork. There’s teriyaki or honey truffle Buffalo, each in chicken ...

For customers of a certain age, the name Dank Burrito may require a little explanation. But it’s the burrito part that could trip up just about anybody.

“We’re not Mexican at all,” said company founder Clarke Merrell.

Rock Hill’s newest restaurant — it opens Friday — offers jerk chicken, Cajun fried mahi, cheesesteaks, pork belly and soy ginger pork. There’s teriyaki or honey truffle Buffalo, each in chicken or shrimp. Yes, they’re served in burrito wraps. Or in tacos, bowls and salads. The idea is a chef-inspired worldwide palette, with the convenience of a handheld option.

The result is something owners believe is pretty dank, or “ultra fresh,” as store owner Justin Miller described what makes food ‘dank.’ “(Merrell) likes to say it’s ‘fresh to death.’ High quality.”

The only thing more colorful than the Rock Hill-themed graffiti and “flavor bomb” photos bursting from menu screens on the walls may just be the man who brought both to the city.

Merrell knows the insides of a Sunday morning church service and a tattoo parlor. He’s run a white tablecloth restaurant and popular food truck. Merrell wants to keep Dank Burrito edgy and fun, even down to the menu listings.

“We call them flavor bombs, because that’s what they are,” Merrell said.

Merrell playfully explains there aren’t any microwaves. There’s only a small freezer. Produce comes in and is hand-cut daily for ingredients and sauces. All that cutting is tough on employees, but there’s a reason for it — taste.

“It’s 1,000 times better,” Merrell said.

Customers can choose from favorite flavors or modify most dishes, but what makes Dank different from many burrito places are the set pairings. The pork belly matches the sweet Thai chili sauce.

The ranch slaw goes with the honey truffle options. It’s part of Merrell’s flavor, that chefs can build a better burrito even than customers could create themselves.

“It’s not black or pinto beans, chicken or beef,” Miller said.

Dank Burrito sits in a corner spot at 343 Technology Center Way. Across from the Cambria hotel, it’s right beside the Everbowl craft super food site.

Dank is a soft holler away from the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center one side, and the Power House development on the other. Miller mentioned a pizza place that is expected among several brand new storefronts just beside his.

Merrell didn’t know much about Rock Hill until Miller answered a call out in search of the company’s first franchisee. Dank started in 2014 as a food truck and opened a restaurant the next year in Morehead City, North Carolina.

After Rock Hill, Dank will open two locations in North Carolina and another in Florida. Once Merrell visited Rock Hill, he was sold.

“There’s so much going on in Rock Hill, it was hard to just pick one spot,” he said.

The graffiti walls inside the restaurant tell the story.

There are Football City, USA and Winthrop University logos. An image of the iconic Civitas statue at Dave Lyle and Gateway boulevards joins images of the University Center smoke stacks and White Street train.

Miller lives in Fort Mill but spent time in Rock Hill as an investor in new home projects.

The style, brand and food made him want in on what’s now a 3,400-square-foot restaurant with seating for more than 100 customers. Dank will employ about 25 people. Merrell and Miller agree the University Center site made sense with its proximity to a sports arena, hotel, university and new apartment buildings.

“We knew that there was going to be a lot of energy,” Merrell said.

Dank will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Food will be available on DoorDash, Uber Eats, the Dank Burrito website or its app. There’s a rewards program and a secret menu available on the app.

The company and new store owners know it may take a little time for customers to understand what Dank Burrito is about, but with each trip to the new restaurant they’ll get it.

“They can see the inside and realize it’s fresh and hip, just like our food,” Miller said.

This story was originally published February 6, 2024, 5:50 AM.

Massive regional park, sports facilities coming to Rock Hill

City planners want the public's input on what amenities to include in the new 140-acre Southside Regional Park.ROCK HILL, S.C. — The City of Rock Hill wants public input on plans for a massive regional park.City planners are designing a 140-acre park with green space, trails, and sports amenities. The goal is to build something that will generate tourism dollars for the city.The Southside Regional Park will sprawl from Heckle Boule...

City planners want the public's input on what amenities to include in the new 140-acre Southside Regional Park.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The City of Rock Hill wants public input on plans for a massive regional park.

City planners are designing a 140-acre park with green space, trails, and sports amenities. The goal is to build something that will generate tourism dollars for the city.

The Southside Regional Park will sprawl from Heckle Boulevard to the downtown area.

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"It'll have a baseball component, it will be football, or what I will call rectangle fields," Parks, Recreation and Tourism Operations Supervisor Mark Sexton said.

Sexton told WCNC Charlotte that the park will partially be funded with the city’s hospitality tax, so it must generate tourism dollars.

"This is another opportunity for the City of Rock Hill to just continue to expand on [those] sports tourism opportunities, to have some amenities that we can continue to invite, you know, basically visitors and guests to our community," Sexton said.

According to Sexton, Rock Hill generated $80 million in tourism money last year. He said the future park will be another way to add to that when visitors come to town for sports tournaments and games.

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"It's a win-win for everyone," Sexton said.

The project encompasses existing parks, like the Arcade Victoria Park, which will get needed upgrades.

"No kids come here like that no more," Rock Hill resident Michael Teasley told WCNC Charlotte. Teasley lives near the park and said it used to be filled with families but now it's quiet.

Jessica, another Rock Hill resident, who didn't share her last name, hopes the renovations will breathe new life into Arcade Victoria Park. "I just think it’d be really good, especially for this area," Jessica said.

Jessica also wants the public sports facilities to come with more youth programs.

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"If they have more, I would say budget-friendly programs for the children to be able to do, it would keep a lot of kids out of the streets," Jessica said.

The entire project is estimated to cost more than $100 million.

Sexton said the city will design a plan over the next two years and wants the public’s input on what amenities to include. A community meeting was held on Tuesday and Sexton said more will be scheduled in the future.

$180M could fund a new Rock Hill sports site, regional park design and sewer plant

Rock Hill could spend more than $180 million on hospitality and utility projects, pending final bond votes.Rock Hill City Council gave preliminary approvals Monday night. Council would have to vote once more on each of two bond items. The city can approve the spending without a public referendum, like some other bond spending requires.Council gave preliminary approval for up to $162 million to fund utility upgrades.And it would put up to $20 million toward a new indoor sports facility, design of a regional park, renovati...

Rock Hill could spend more than $180 million on hospitality and utility projects, pending final bond votes.

Rock Hill City Council gave preliminary approvals Monday night. Council would have to vote once more on each of two bond items. The city can approve the spending without a public referendum, like some other bond spending requires.

Council gave preliminary approval for up to $162 million to fund utility upgrades.

And it would put up to $20 million toward a new indoor sports facility, design of a regional park, renovation of McGirt Auditorium and improvements at Armory Park. Bond money for those projects would be paid back through city hospitality tax revenue. Hospitality tax is a charge on prepared food and drinks (most often at restaurants) used to fund projects that generate tourism.

The first item listed for the funding is an indoor basketball facility and land for it. It’s expected to include four courts in the Knowledge Park area and would be used in conjunction with the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center.

That larger facility opened in late 2019 and has 170,000 square feet of space. There’s a main court with room for eight basketball or 16 volleyball courts, plus a championship court with stadium seating.

Unlike other projects on the parks list, the city hasn’t approved the new indoor recreation site. Including it with the bond list allows the city to fund it if the city goes that route.

“This is putting the mechanism in place to start the ball rolling,” said city manager David Vehaun.

Councilman Kevin Sutton said more discussion is needed on that project. “I’m just not there yet on the additional arena,” Sutton said.

The McGirt Auditorium project is one the city already announced. The 1,100-seat auditorium at Emmett Scott Recreation Center is being renovated to host community events.

The Emmett Scott School opened in 1920 as the first public school for Black students in Rock Hill. It served all grades until 1956 when it became Emmett Scott High School. The auditorium opened in 1960 and was named for the longest-service of six principals at Emmett Scott, the late Ralph Waldo McGirt.

The city bought the property after the school closed in 1970 due to integration.

Rock Hill also announced plans for a new regional park on 100 acres. There’s an online survey to gauge community interest in various park elements.

The park will go on a series of parcels from Heckle Boulevard to the Main and Black streets area downtown. The west side will include sports fields used to generate tourism. Other spaces are still to be determined.

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The other listed item in the hospitality tax-backed bond is a grant match for Armory Park. The 4-acre neighborhood park on Confederate Avenue has baseball or softball fields, trails, a playground and shelter.

In the bigger utility upgrades plan, most of the $162 million would go toward sewer plant expansion.

City chief financial officer Anne Harty said the city started planning for water and sewer upgrades at least as far back as 2015. The city completed its water filter plant expansion and now turns to wastewater. Ongoing expansion will increase sewer capacity from 20 million gallons per day to 30 million.

The city began increasing utility rates almost a decade ago in anticipation of water and wastewater expansion needs.

Rock Hill draws water from Lake Wylie and the Catawba River. The city then distributes that water almost everywhere else in York County.

Rate increases for Rock Hill expansion have led to pass-along increases for many customers outside the city. Mayor John Gettys said increased capacity at the city water filter or wastewater plants also serves those customers.

“That doesn’t just benefit the ratepayers in Rock Hill,” Gettys said. “That helps folks in one side or another in Fort Mill, Tega Cay, the Catawba Indian Nation, York County and the city of York.”

Of the $162 million, $8 million would be used to develop an electric substation to support new development on the south side of Rock Hill. Ongoing efforts like Clinton ConNEXTion and a Southside Redevelopment Plan aim to transform parts of the city that haven’t yet experienced the investment and rebirth areas like Knowledge Park or downtown have in recent years.

City officials say the substation would serve that area, but also the larger city by creating loops — ways of rerouting power from one area to another — during outages that can switch power and turn lights back on quicker. The city serves more than 40,000 customers with electric service.


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