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Microsoft, Land O'Lakes launch push for broadband in rural areas

Thursday 16 July 2020 | 11:10 CET | News
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Microsoft has signed a cooperation deal with Land O'Lakes to develop tech innovations for agriculture, with the goal of enhancing the supply chain and expanding sustainability practices for farmers and the food system. The companies also want to help close the rural broadband divide. Both petitioned the government to help with this last goal, as part of a coalition of almost 50 US companies including HPE, CenturyLink, Ciena, Nestle and Cargill. The coalition said broadband costs are higher in rural areas and that this is hurting the well-being of the country.

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Countries: United States
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