To enlighten regional and rural Australians concerning the capabilities of Sky Muster™, the new commercial satellite service of the National Broadband Network (nbn™), Grain Growers Limited (GGL) is facilitating a series of community forums across New South Wales and Victoria in partnership with the nbn™, farming system groups, and other community organisations.
“The meetings are an opportunity for regional communities to find out more about the capabilities of the new satellite network and also the regional fixed wireless service,” GGL CEO Alicia Garden announced.
During the forum, participants can ask questions about the new Sky Muster™ satellite service, find out how to connect or migrate to the new satellite service, discover the possibilities once the service is integrated into the subscriber’s property, learn how to optimise their property’s connectivity, and understand the data requirements for their business and family.
Ms Garden has emphasised that grain farmers, much like other business owners, depend on reliable Internet. She notes that grain growers are increasingly relying on Internet connectivity for cloud-based decision support systems, remote farm monitoring solutions, and automated farming machines.
“Farmers need fast and reliable connectivity for everyday business activities, such as banking.
Digital technology really represents the new frontier of productivity gains for farming businesses and having access to fast, reliable broadband is essential to allow access to these opportunities,” Ms Garden remarked.
What is GrainGrowers?
GrainGrowers Limited is a grain commodity member of the National Farmers' Federation. It is an independent organisation of grain producers that aims towards a more efficient, sustainable, and profitable grains industry for all Australian grain farmers.
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