Reliable, Fast Internet on Farms

As I have mentioned in previous posts, reliable internet in rural areas is hard to come by in some places.  It can also enable a technology data revolution on the farm if it can be provided.  ABC Rural has a good story on this, it mentions livestock tag tracking in the story, which has been mentioned here, but it also includes new farming equipment with the data processing built in for precision agriculture but also UAV deployment into the fields for local and possible broader use (depends on what the farm owner/operator decides on with data agreements with third parties).

The story mentions point to point WiFi being used to provide broadband, which is also available in many places locally across Minnesota, there are providers in west central Minnesota and other locations that have the infrastructure to provide this to many operations.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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