Microsoft Claims Rural White Spaces Plan Could Cost Less Than $12 Billion

Microsoft distributed a 50-page white paper, "A Rural Broadband Strategy: Connecting Rural America to New Opportunities" to more than 200 attendees (many of them Microsoft invitees) at the monthly Media Institute luncheon. The crowd was nearly three times the size of the group's typical events, and included guests such as Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) as well as executives from media, education and business non-profits, which Microsoft apparently will recruit to support its plan.

By:  Gary Arlen
Source: Broadcasting Cable