Friday, March 16, 2018

Microsoft to host rural broadband presentation

A senior Microsoft official will lead a presentation on how broadband technology can help rural America with economic development, health care access, education and more. Shelley McKinley, general manager of Microsoft's Technology and Corporate Responsibility Group, will "deep dive into the use of technology, such as artificial intelligence, to create environmental sustainability, connect 1 billion people around the world with disabilities and prepare the workforce of the future."

Microsoft's Rural Airband Initiative is aimed at bringing more broadband connectivity to rural America, partly through the use of white-space technology. Critics say it's self-serving and not properly focused on rural areas.

The free presentation will take place at 3 p.m. CT March 28 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will be live streamed for those who can't attend. Learn more here.

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