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Australian farmers could remain years behind global peers due to NBN delays

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Adam Tomlinson
  • Journal Name: Farm Institute Insights
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Country: Australia

Wouldn't it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and affordably. Although this scenario already exists in some parts of the world, it remains wishful thinking for most Australian farmers. In reality, farmers are frequently forced to use their ingenuity to find their closest internet hot spot, whether it is in a particular position at the far end of the farm or in a distant town.

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