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Microsoft pushes for TV white-space broadband in rural US

Tuesday 11 July 2017 | 10:44 CET | News
Update: 11 July 2017 | 18:33 CET
Microsoft has unveiled a plan to use TV white-space technology to bring broadband access to rural America. Chief legal officer Brad Smith outlined the plans in a speech at the Media Institute in Washington, DC.

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