Crown Castle Announces Agreement with Microsoft Airband Initiative

Crown Castle has announced an agreement with Microsoft to deliver broadband to unserved and underserved rural communities across the United States as part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative.

Crown Castle’s CCIsites analysis and site location tool — which contains data on more than 235,000 Crown Castle and non-Crown Castle communications infrastructure assets — will enable Airband Initiative partners to build out networks faster and increase connectivity for communities across the United States by streamlining the process of evaluating and selecting antenna sites.

Launched in 2017, the Microsoft Airband Initiative aims to expand broadband access to at least 3 million Americans living in underserved rural areas by 2022. Thus far, the initiative has successfully expanded broadband access to 1.2 million Americans through their partners.