Microsoft Claims Rural White Spaces Plan Could Cost Less Than $12B

Says “not our goal to make a profit” from rollout envisioned for next five years
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WASHINGTON—Microsoft President Brad Smith revealed the company’s “Rural Airband Initiative” that would use TV white space spectrum at a Media Institute luncheon on July 11. The goal of the plan, according to Smith, is to “close the rural broadband gap.” Already the plan has drawn criticism from the NAB.

To find out more, read Gary Arlen’s full write-up on TVT’s sister publication B&C.