Microsoft, along with a slew of rural broadband and technology groups, is launching a new issue advocacy coalition called Connect Americans Now that aims to eliminate the digital divide in rural America. It’s part of a greater push by the company and others to close the broadband gap by using TV “white spaces” spectrum — or vacant channels.that use TV frequencies that are generally cheaper than fiber optic cable.
Coalition members include Microsoft, the National Rural Education Association, [Schools] Health and Library Broadband Coalition, HTS Ag, the Mid-Atlantic Broadcasting Communities Corporation, the American Pain Relief Institute, and others.
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