Microsoft launches fund for affordable Internet solutions


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Microsoft Corp. has launched a new fund to cultivate companies with solutions that bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets. The fund is part of Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative, which invests in new last-mile access technologies, Cloud-based services & applications, & business models that can reduce the cost of Internet access and help more people affordably get Online.

Microsoft announced in a press release:

Today there are approximately 4 billion people globally without Internet access,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. “The ability to close that gap is more achievable than ever with technology that is readily available and affordable in many parts of the world. Through this fund, we hope to kick-start the entrepreneurial process by identifying promising ideas that we can help nurture, grow and scale.

Click here to apply.


Fund to improve Internet access – Enterprise Times 

http://news.google.com Nov 16, 2015 

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Microsoft Launches Fund To Improve Access To Affordable Internet – RTT News

Nov 16, 2015

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has launched a new fund to cultivate companies with solutions that bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets. Starting today, eligible companies can submit their application online.
The fund is part of the software giant’s Affordable Access Initiative, which invests in new last-mile access technologies, cloud-based services and applications…

 

 
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