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Microsoft planned to deliver internet services in remote areas

United States: Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational technology company is working with various technology companies to extend the internet services in remote parts of the world. Google and Facebook are providing the internet access via networks of satellites, drones and high-altitude balloons.

The company is providing endowments to the start-ups, which are providing the online access and software services in countries such as Africa, India, Rural Maine, to name a few. The company endowments including $75,000 in cash and free software that will help the small firms along with local start-ups in order to provide the internet services to the regions.

Further, the company announced 12 grants to small firms which includes internet services over unused television channels in Maine, distributing solar kiosks for charging mobile phones in Rwanda, providing internet software for rural schools in India, Wi-Fi hotspots in the Philippines.

In addition, Microsoft will be supporting the 20 projects in 15 countries by 2017 as well as it will seek partnerships to promote education and technology in Africa, along with the use of TV ‘white space’.

TechSci Research analyses that by extending Internet access in remote areas will improve the life in rural areas. As well, it will support the overall rural technology ecosystem.

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