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Microsoft has announced plans to help build the availability to high-speed Internet across rural areas of the United States.

The company notes that 5 million people currently live without access to the Internet. Microsoft has plans to connect those people with Internet access over the next two years.

Bloomberg Technology reported:

“It certainly caused us to reflect on the fact that we had been pursuing these projects to a greater degree in rural Africa than rural America. We’d been involved in Asia and other continents more so than in our own country.” – Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith

The YouTube video below shows the company’s work in Kenya developing a similar system.

For additional research by Microsoft on their plans to connect families in rural areas with the Web link up with their main website for this project.

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