Microsoft wants to connect rural areas to better digital service. It’s a welcome initiative from an industry that, aside from locating some data centers in the hinterlands, tends to focus on metro areas. But the economic divide is long-standing and won’t be easily bridged.
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The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018, and is still subject to approval from common shareholders and various regulators.
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