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.

Learn how we're expanding access

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. To date, we have helped more than 51 million people globally, including over 4 million in the United States and 9 million people in Africa, gain access to broadband and the economic and educational benefits that come with having reliable, affordable access.

In the news

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