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This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: July 14, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Applauds Microsoft’s Rural Airband Initiative in Virginia and 11 Other States


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today regarding Microsoft’s Rural Airband Initiative in Virginia and 11 Other States:

“Expanding rural broadband access  is a vital part of this administration’s work growing and diversifying the new Virginia economy and I am pleased that Microsoft has chosen our Commonwealth as one of the initial 12 states to launch this initiative. Microsoft’s plan to invest alongside local telecom services, as well as form partnerships with local and regional organizations like the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, will allow them to pinpoint specific needs of rural localities, bridging the rural broadband gap. I look forward to working with Microsoft to make sure we succeed in bringing broadband access to every corner of the Commonwealth.”

Microsoft wants to bring 2 million rural Americans online by 2022 - The Washington Post