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Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

The measure is a part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which goals to slender the digital divide by increasing rural broadband entry to more than 3 million folks by mid-2022. The Federal Communications Commission estimates upwards of 21 million Americans do not have entry, , in the meantime, believes round 29 million folks within the aforementioned states alone do not use high-speed web — throughout the nation, that determine rises to about 162 million.

Nextlink will use a wide range of strategies to bring broadband to these 9 million folks, together with wi-fi tech that faucets into unused TV frequencies. It’ll develop present efforts in Texas and Oklahoma and start rollouts within the different 4 states, with work deliberate over the subsequent 5 years.

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