Close the Broadband Gap

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 internet at broadband speeds.

Protecting 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 not impinge on this fundamental right.

Antitrust and Technology

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.

Strengthening Cyber Defenses

In recent years, an increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks have targeted businesses, government agencies, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and others. The complex challenge of strengthening cybersecurity requires a coordinated effort from governments and the private sector.