Why broadband is crucial for rural farmers everywhere.

How broadband internet impacts your Thanksgiving meal.

One of the greatest meals of the year is just around the corner. From the turkey and ham, to the stuffing and potatoes, Americans all over will be enjoying the same classics on the fourth Thursday in November. During this time of year, it’s important to recognize the farmers all across the country who have put in countless hours to help us put our feast on the dinner table. Their hard work, partnered with high-speed internet, helps ensure we can keep up with our favorite, and most delicious, traditions.

Have you ever considered all that it takes to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table? Including all of the work prior to you even purchasing the food. When you think of farming, you may think of the physical aspect of it—driving tractors, planting crops and milking cows. But what about the GPS for the tractor, data-collecting drones to collect information on the varying plants and crops and robotic systems to milk the cows? All of this technology requires internet. Not just simply an internet connection, but farms require and rely on high-speed internet to help them maintain efficiency and quality. The food behind some of our greatest memories is all thanks to hard work of our farmers, and the technology that powers them.

A farm’s requirement for high-speed broadband doesn’t end there. Essentially, farming is a business, and just like all businesses, internet is imperative to day-to-day operations. Farms must communicate with customers and follow different markets in order to make a profit. Whether the farm is a wholesaler or sells directly to consumers, farms need to be able to promote themselves like any other business.

Technology, and the Broadband that activates it, influences countless aspects of our lives, whether we realize it or not. After we’ve cleaned up our Thanksgiving meal, it’s time to put up the Christmas tree—which comes from a farm. (Or a factory, but that requires internet too.) SkyLine/SkyBest is here to provide fiber-optic internet to our rural communities. We love that we get to partner with you and help create lasting memories and traditions. To see what locations we serve, visit our website, or give us a call at 1-800-759-2226.