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Google CEO: Big Tech scrutiny is "here to stay"

Google CEO Sundar Pichai at House Judiciary Committee hearing
Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The sudden scrutiny and skepticism hitting Google and other Big Tech companies is "here to stay," Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Axios Tuesday after he testified for more than three hours on Capitol Hill.

Why it matters: Pichai has been the least public of the top tech CEOs, and he and Google are beginning an effort to engage more consistently and directly with policymakers

Podcast: The homework digital divide

Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart guest hosts for Dan and looks into the deepening digital divide across the nation for school children with Axios' Meg Marco. Plus in the "Final Two," Facebook drama in Great Britain and National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.

Go deeper: The "homework gap": 12 million schoolchildren lack internet

Microsoft expands rural internet quest to reach 3 million Americans

The Microsoft logo.
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Microsoft last summer promised to partner with small, rural ISPs to make broadband available to 2 million people who don’t have access.

Background: The program, known as Airband, would use a mix of technologies, including vacant broadcast airwaves called TV White Spaces, to cobble together connectivity. 

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