Addressing racial and digital inequity
In 2017, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Airband Initiative to expand broadband access in rural America. Last week, the company expanded Airband to U.S. cities that face some of the largest broadband gaps among racial and ethnic minorities, specifically Black and African American communities. The approach focuses on providing access to affordable broadband, devices and digital skilling tools and resources in eight cities, including aiding in the digital transformation of the institutions that support these communities. The initial work will extend access to communities in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee and New York City. To read more about racial and digital inequity and how Microsoft is addressing it, visit Microsoft on the Issues.