We Can Close the Broadband Gap
Broadband is essential—for work, school, healthcare, and connecting with others. But more than 42 million Americans cannot connect because broadband isn't available or it's too expensive.
Government policy, combined with private sector investment, can close America's broadband gap. By participating in Voices for Innovation, you can help urge Congress and the Administration to move forward with policies that enable every American to get online.
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“I told Rep. Brown that I noticed that candidates for tech support jobs coming out of community college are better prepared if they were exposed to computer science in high school.” – Frank Valdivieso, VFI member after meeting his member of Congress
“Customers want their rights protected by their own country’s laws. Americans want that, citizens everywhere want that. So the fundamental challenge that we’ve been dealing with is concerns by other people that their rights are not being protected by laws when you have these extraterritorial warrants.” – Brad Smith, president, Microsoft
Affordable, Accessible High-Speed Internet for Every American In May 2021, BroadbandNow confirmed that 42 million Americans lack access to broadband. Microsoft’s own research finds that more than 120 million people in the U.S.—representing more than one-third of our nation’s population—do not use the (...)
Rights and Responsibilities When It Comes to Data Privacy Privacy is recognized as a fundamental human right by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and many other treaties. Data-driven innovations and services should (...)
The Need for Balanced Policy Action that Fosters Competition and Innovation Antitrust law—also known as competition law—exists to benefit consumers by fostering healthy marketplace competition. Competition drives innovation, helps control prices, and provides choice in the marketplace. Congress passed the nation’s first antitrust (...)
The Need for a Joint Effort Between Government and the Private Sector In recent years, an increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks—including ransomware and nation-state attacks—have targeted businesses, government agencies, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and others. The complex challenge of strengthening cybersecurity and deterring attacks (...)
Voices for Innovation (VFI) is a Microsoft-supported community of technology professionals and everyday Americans committed to advancing discussions about the most important technology policies. As citizen advocates, we champion public policies that foster innovation, support business growth, and enable technology to address societal challenges.