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Breaking News Microsoft Airband Initiative Aims to Bring Internet to 40 Million People Globally by 2022

Prachetas

Frequent Flyer
#1
In a bid to connect billions of people that do not have access to Internet connectivity, tech giant Microsoft, through its Airband Initiative, now aims to extend Internet access to 40 million underserved people globally by July 2022.

Started in 2017, Microsoft's Airband initiative streamlined efforts to set up Internet access across the US.

This time the company is focusing on areas with significant underserved populations and it will start with Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa that have regulatory interest in solving connectivity issues.


"Extending Internet access to 40 million people around the world in the span of three years is a big task -- but it's informed by our ongoing work in connectivity, experience with partners and engagement from development finance institutions," Shelley McKinley-Head of Technology and Corporate Responsibility, Microsoft, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

Earlier, the firm did this on a project-by-project basis spanning Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Microsoft's New Global Initiative to Bring Internet to Millions by 2022
 
#2
Is it same like FB that tried to Launch free internet?
 

D_Major

Administrator
EntMnt Staff
#4
They will spread by Gates foundation.
 

Prachetas

Frequent Flyer
#5
They will spread by Gates foundation.
In case of foreigners,not in India.

In India, till jio is there no other can establish any other such foundation
 

D_Major

Administrator
EntMnt Staff
#6
In case of foreigners,not in India.

In India, till jio is there no other can establish any other such foundation
Jio is service provider Microsoft is not. Even of they silently distribute then also nobody knows.

India is in top of Gates Foundation investment Country's list.
 
#7
I don’t see any future of this plan unlike connectivity at public places. Google has captured the railways. Let’s see what Microsoft Airband can capture
 

D_Major

Administrator
EntMnt Staff
#8
After Mark Juckerberg shown his true color to Modi since then Bill Gates came close.