Going Above and Beyond
Similarly, security staff, and IT managers are also likely to be called upon during Thanksgiving, shielding our power grid and our networks from cyber attackers (who also do not take a day off).
Programs that Serve All Americans
In the same way, Microsoft is helping deploy broadband through the Rural Airband Initiative program. Their goal is to get 2 million people connected to the internet in rural areas by 2022.
Government-funded programs, like Lifeline Support, offer discounts on phone and internet service for low-income consumers.
Technology + Utilities = Healthy Lifestyles
Further, technology and utilities offer chances for distance learning. Taking classes online and studying remotely provides educational opportunities to those without transportation, people who work full time, those with families, and so on. The technology of distance learning uses web portals to interface students and teachers, so that they do not have to meet face-to-face. Educational resources are provided online, as an alternative to a library or a storefront.
While these are only a few of our favorite things, we are grateful for all programs and people who share common goals of making our communities better, safer, and happier.