SpaceX launch could be a leap toward solving the rural internet problem

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Slow and inconsistent internet accessibility is a major problem in many rural areas. It’s a competitive disadvantage for farmers, ranchers and rural businesses who generally have no choice but to settle for slower, more expensive internet than people living in urban areas. Traditional internet service providers, unless they’re regulated or funded by government, see little incentive in investing in the infrastructure to provide good internet to sparsely-populated areas. These slow internet speeds make it difficult for many of the advancements in agricultural technology to live up to their promised potential. It’s hard to imagine implementing “big data” platforms when you…

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