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This project wants to bring broadband - and hope - to rural India

Microsoft’s Airband Initiative has formed a partnership with AirJaldiNainital, India, as part of their project to improve connectivity in disadvantaged areas. Image: AirJaldi

Mark McCord

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Man installing wireless coverage.
In a bid to connect some of India’s most poorly served areas, AirJaldi has installed 30,000 square kilometres of wireless coverage. Image: AirJaldi
Image showing Indian children being taught IT
The pandemic exposed the digital divide between children in cities and rural areas. AirJaldi is attempting to bridge that gap. Image: AirJaldi
A graph to show the number of internet users in India from 2015 - 2020 with a forecast until 2025
There will be an estimated 975 million internet users in India by 2025, but women, older people and non-city dwellers will miss out unless progress is made. Image: Statista
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