There are many ways in which fiber internet helps farmers with business operations. Four examples are highlighted below.
Information in Real Time
Fiber offers the fastest and most reliable internet, helping farmers manage one of their most precious resources – time. From detailed weather updates to current commodity prices and trading indicators, fiber internet delivers up-to-the-minute information as it happens.
Dependable Video Conferencing
Farmers raising livestock know every minute counts in an animal health emergency. Fiber internet supports advanced, high-quality video conferencing that allows farmers to contact a veterinarian immediately, eliminating travel time, and delivers the visual consultation needed to potentially diagnose illnesses and provide animal treatment promptly. Plus, dependable video conferencing is often helpful for less-acute animal health care.
Better connectivity to scientists, inspectors and administrators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is necessary to keep farms functioning and ensure crops and other goods make it to market safely and unspoiled. Paperwork and approvals can be submitted and received faster with a reliable fiber connection.
In addition, fiber internet can deliver key information, such as photos, to insurance adjusters promptly, potentially facilitating quicker resolutions to claims.
In short, fiber improves and speeds up overall communications between farmers and the organizations essential to their business.
Fiber internet supports the:
- Operation of precision agriculture tools and techniques, such as soil mapping and guidance systems
- Transmission of data quickly and effectively from one farming location to another
- Use of smart technology in machinery
- Use of software systems essential to farming
- Wireless use of alarms
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