With the latest update to its Airband Initiative, Microsoft's focus has now switched towards racial and ethnic minorities. New data on the U.S. broadband gap has also been released.
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Microsoft has unveiled its plans for this year to continue introducing broadband access to more of rural America, attempting to help people in these areas flourish in other departments as well.
Microsoft has expanded its Airband Initiative to serve people with internet access across the globe. Previously, it planned to bring broadband access to 3 million people living in the rural U.S.
Microsoft has continued its Airband Initiative journey by teaming up with Nextlink Internet. The partnership will bring broadband access to nine million people, including one million in rural areas.
Microsoft believes that addressing the rural broadband gap in the U.S. has become very important. The company has noted its role in helping out with what it has termed an "urgent national crisis".
Microsoft has taken another step on its road to broadband access for rural America, partnering with Watch Communications to benefit people in the U.S. states of Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.
As part of its latest collaboration with U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Microsoft is aiming to improve broadband access for rural veterans. This is part of the tech giant's Airband Initiative.
Microsoft is teaming up with U.S. state Vermont in order to help boost broadband connectivity and introduce several skill programs in rural areas. The collaboration is part of the Airband Initiative.
A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network will see 73,500 people living in rural communities in rural Montana and Washington receive broadband internet as part of the Airband Initiative.
As part of its Airband Initiative, Microsoft has signed an agreement with Network Business Systems to deliver high-speed internet to 126,700 more people living in rural communities in the U.S.
Microsoft will be collaborating with Agile Networks to deliver broadband internet to 110,000 people living in rural communities in Ohio. This team-up is part of the tech giant's Airband Initiative.