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Microsoft initiative to bring broadband to 815,000 people in rural Illinois, Indiana, Ohio

Jul 10, 2019 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services announced an agreement Tuesday to extend broadband internet access to underserved rural areas of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois over the next three years.

The deal between Microsoft and Lima-based Watch Communications aims to make reliable high-speed internet available to another 815,000 people throughout the region.

The project is part of Microsofts national Airband Initiative, which is seeking to fill regions uns...