As they continue to provide an essential service to us all, farmers are among the many rural Canadians stuck on the wrong side of our nation’s digital divide.
Without high-speed internet, Canadian growers will be unable to implement new technologies that will improve the sustainability of their farms and keep Canada’s agriculture industry competitive on the world stage, writes Bryce Eger. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
If you’re of a certain age, chances are you’ll never forget the screeching symphony of sounds your computer once had to perform just to get online.
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