The Microsoft Airband Initiative advances digital equity — access to affordable internet, affordable devices, and digital skills — as a platform for empowerment and digital transformation across the world. Microsoft’s strategic approach brings together public and private organizations and aims to provide access to broadband for three million people in unserved rural areas of the United States by July 4, 2022.

“While Covid-19 created a national crisis, it also laid bare the devastating impacts the digital divide has on Black, African American, Latinx and Hispanic communities. But it also created momentum: People are more aware of the problem and are willing to move quickly to fix it.”

You can read more about Microsoft’s work here.