Microsoft to launch cheap broadband

Microsoft to launch cheap broadband

TechCentral report that Microsoft will launch the pilot project this weekend, with a base station at the University of Limpopo in Polokwane.

The idea is to use the gaps in broadcasting frequencies – known as the white spaces – to deliver broadband speeds to users of between 2mbps and 4mbps within a 30km radius of the base station.

This project follows a similar one by Google which is underway in Cape Town.

White spaces are not generally seen as a replacement for cable broadband, but could allow for expansion of internet services in rural communities.

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