Broadband for better agriculture
FarmBeats uses broadband to connect farmers to the power of AI and the Microsoft Cloud. The result: better decisions, lower costs, and higher crop yields.
Closing the rural broadband gapMany rural areas lack broadband access, limiting their ability to thrive in a digital economy. The Airband Initiative brings affordable broadband access to everyone.
We partner with equipment makers, internet and energy access providers, and local entrepreneurs to make affordable broadband access a reality for communities around the world.
Eliminating the US rural broadband gap
Closing the global digital divide
RTO Wireless leverages innovative techniques and technologies, including TV white spaces and automated aerostat super towers, to deliver fixed and mobile broadband services to rural customers on a wholesale and retail basis.
Cal.net, Inc. is leveraging the latest technologies, including TV white spaces, to provide broadband access to over 41,000 rural customers across the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In Eastern Ghana, Bluetown is delivering affordable broadband to over 800,000 people in rural areas. Using technologies like TV white spaces, Bluetown is enabling local businesses and schools to access digital services.
Solving the homework gap
Mid-Atlantic Broadband utilizes TV White Space technology to extend their fiber-optic network and provide connectivity to unconnected families and students.Play video on the homework gap
In the news
Learn more about the Microsoft Airband Initiative and explore the latest news and updates.
Working together to bring connectivity to military Veterans
Microsoft is working with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs to bring broadband access, digital skills training, and telehealth services to Veterans in rural areas.
Stepping up our efforts to close the rural broadband gap
With the early progress of the Airband Initiative, we are raising our goal. We will now work to extend broadband access to 3 million Americans in rural areas by July 2022.