Agriculture industry has been evolving for centuries. Currently, the technological development of Internet oriented farming tools allows to increase the productivity and efficiency of this sector. Many of the already available tools and applications require high bandwidth in both directions, upstream and downstream connection. The main constraint is that farms are naturally located in rural areas where the required access broadband data rates are not available. This paper studies the broadband divide in relation to the Danish agricultural sector. Results show how there is an important difference between the broadband availability for farms and the rest of the households/buildings the country. This divide may be slowing down the potential technological development of the farming industry, in order to keep their competitiveness in the market. Therefore, broadband development in rural areas could be one of the points to focus in a near future broadband access plans.
Information Networking, International Conference on, 2013, p. 578-582
Broadband Divide; ICT in Agriculture; Rural Access
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International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. Proceedings
2013 27th International Conference onAdvanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 2013