MANCHESTER, N.H., June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Minim, the AI-driven managed Wi-Fi and security platform, today announces it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to deliver reliable and safe connectivity to rural communities as part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative. In the U.S. alone, 18 million individuals do not have access to broadband, according to the FCC. This problem has only been exacerbated by COVID-19 with increased reliance on home broadband.
In 2017, Microsoft launched the Airband Initiative, which aims to eliminate the rural broadband gap by bringing together private–sector capital investment in new technologies and rural broadband deployments with public–sector financial and regulatory support. By collaborating with Airband partners like Minim, the initiative enables broadband service providers to stretch their investments by delivering Wi-Fi services that reduce support costs and safeguard customer retention.
"We are so pleased to join this important initiative," said Gray Chynoweth, CEO at Minim. "We must close the digital divide to remove barriers to employment, education, and well-being for rural families. But access is only the beginning. With Minim, Airband ISP program partners have the opportunity to design the connectivity experience beyond the home edge. And make it great."
Minim is the only residential managed Wi-Fi and security Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that gives service providers the freedom of choice in equipment. A Made for MikroTik partner, Minim also supports Motorola, GL.iNet, ASUS, and TP-Link hardware on its platform. Minim's applications for ISPs and subscribers are intuitive, powered by its proprietary 26-point fingerprinting technology. The Minim App— available for white labeling— grants subscribers a high degree of control and personalization with guided Wi-Fi system setup, self-care, parental controls, ad blocking, privacy settings, security checks, and more.
"The broadband gap bars many rural communities from fully participating in the digital economy, including accessing telehealth services, learning remotely, and working from home," said Shelley McKinley, Microsoft Vice President of Technology and Corporate Responsibility. "We're glad to work with Minim as part of our Airband Initiative as we work towards providing broadband access to people around the world."
To learn more about Minim for the Microsoft Airband Initiative program, visit http://www.minim.co/airband.
Minim is a cloud Wi-Fi management platform that enables and secures a better connected home. Minim's Software as a Service (SaaS) helps operators increase revenue and reduce support costs by offering a premium managed Wi-Fi service to their subscribers via customer premise equipment of their choosing. Subscribers benefit from best-in-class customer support, an easy-to-use mobile app, parental controls, AI-powered network recommendations, and more. The company is now partnering with service providers and consumer device manufacturers who want to help make home connectivity as safe and reliable as drinking water. To learn more, visit https://www.minim.co.