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Rural Americans To Get Microsoft Broadband Internet

Microsoft Broadband Internet Can Revolutionize Rural America Rural America News is pleased that the tech giant recently announced Microsoft broadband Internet connectivity for the most remote areas of the U.S. The company intends to take advantage of unused spectrum (an array of entities) typically reserved for TV channels.   In addition to partnering with local telecom services, these spectrum can carry communications farther than traditional cellular bands. Thirty-four million people in the U.S. still don’t have broadband Internet access. That is defined as having download speeds of 25 megabits per second according to the Federal Communications Commission. About 23.4 million live in rural parts of the U.S. For comparison, companies likeĀ VerizonĀ and Google FiberĀ offerĀ ultra-fast upload and download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. Microsoft’sĀ Rural Airband Initiative aims to bring broadband to 2 million people in these rural regions by 2022, starting with 12 states in the next year. Because unused TV…

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