Microsoft Pushing Rural Internet Plan

Microsoft wants to take unused television channels and use them to help connect rural America to high speed internet.  The technology uses the unused channels, called white spaces, to reach 80% of people in rural America who can't access broadband because of the cost of infrastructure.  

Still, the project set to be unveiled today, may have its own cost issues.  The technology customers need to take advantage of the tech costs as much as a $1,000 in some cases.  Microsoft predicts that price will drop precipitously as the technology advances.  Right now the company is seeking approval from federal regulators for the plan.

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