In the rumor-mill for a long while, Microsoft has now partnered with Network Business Systems to begin delivering the Internet to areas in the U.S. where access is limited or non-existent.
Utilizing unused TV White Spaces, the signal can reach across long distances without worry about the terrain. The service will start with rural communities in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota, but Microsoft hopes to reach over 2 million additional people by 2024.
There are still around 19.4 million people in the U.S. without access to high-speed Internet.
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