Our approach

We collaborate across private, public, and nonprofit sectors to build solutions for broadband adoption and digital transformation that benefits people, organizations, and their neighborhoods.

Affordable internet

We partner with internet service providers, community organizations, public policy groups, and government to accelerate deployment of high-speed internet using cost-effective, hybrid technologies and drive adoption among unserved and underserved communities.

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Affordable devices

The Microsoft Affordable Computer Initiative strives to improve access to quality devices for communities in need. By offering a variety of devices and payment options, the initiative is designed to meet the unique needs and budgets of the communities and organizations it serves.

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Digital skills

As more communities get access to high-speed internet and computers, Microsoft partners with community organizations to provide digital skills training for people of all ages to ensure they have the confidence to navigate the internet and improve their access to education, learn new skills, and get jobs.

Our impact

Technology can change lives, but only if people have access to it. The Microsoft Airband initiative partners with local organizations to develop solutions to the unique needs of their communities. Since 2017, we have helped more than 33 million people in underserved communities globally gain access to affordable broadband coverage. We also launched pilot programs in eight US cities in 2021 to increase digital equity.

In the news

Learn more about the Microsoft Airband Initiative and explore the latest news and updates.

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