Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the Communications Workers of America have announced launch of the “Get Connected” initiative to boost enrollment in the Federal Communication Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program at a Labor Day festival in Atlanta, Ga. Additional events are planned within the next few weeks in Michigan, Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, New York City and North Carolina.
“CWA members have a longstanding commitment to making sure that every household in America has reliable high-speed internet service, and we have been strong advocates for the Affordable Connectivity Program,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “Microsoft shares this commitment, and we are excited to be able to combine our resources and expertise to help public housing residents enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program.”
“Broadband has become the electricity of the 21st century. It’s a fundamental right that should not be beyond the reach of anyone in America,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Vice Chair. “We’re glad to be working with CWA to bring more broadband access to more Americans through the Affordable Connectivity Program.”
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) represents working people in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, manufacturing, tech, video games, and other fields.