Microsoft is announcing a project to bring broadband internet access to rural parts of the United States.The company plans to partner with telecommunications companies that serve rural counties in 12 states.
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OCTOBER 01, 2013
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - FINGER LAKES REGION RURAL BROADBAND COMPANY, INC.
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By The Associated Press - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
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