Cellular connection

Cellular tools on the farm are growing faster than the networks that support them. In the vast, 150 million acres that are farmed and ranched in Western Canada cellular service is often defined by the population and potential data charges it creates.

Farmers are becoming fewer and further between, while the technology that supports them has rolled out around population centres and travel corridors. Many coverage gaps still exist on the mobile side.

LTE high speed technology provides data transfer rates that can help empower producers by letting them reach into the wider world with real time experiences, video training and two-way communication, both human and machine, within their industry that will help it grow and prosper, but only where the signals will allow.

This week our farm technology analyst Ron Lyseng talks to three major cellular carriers about coverage in rural areas in Western Canada.

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