WSJ – Microsoft’s Rural Broadband Solution: TV ‘White Space’

Microsoft plans to invest in at least 12 projects over the next year. Rural broadband access is a priority for FCC Commissioner Pai.

July 11, 2017

‘Microsoft Corp. plans to put its lobbying and financial muscle behind a long-shot technology that taps unused television bandwidth to bring broadband access to underserved areas of America.

In a speech Tuesday in Washington, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith is expected to announce support for so-called TV white-space technology, which the company says is a frugal way to address the digital divide between U.S. cities and rural areas.’

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