I'm a mobile telecommunication engineer providing services to a mobile operator in Ireland. I'm also currently doing a part time masters in Innovation, design & Entrepreneurship in University College Dublin and part of the course is aimed towards us developing a start-up or in my case a new line of business. One area I'm really interested in investigating is the benefits of bringing wireless to farmers. My family are all farmers (I strayed from the pack with my engineering ways) so this is where the interest comes from.
We hear a lot about issues with rural broadband but if affordable wireless access was available to farmers, what would they use it for, what are their needs?
Would love to hear your views on this. I see a lot of solutions for large corporation farmers but what about the small and medium ones? Maybe you might even be able to give me a steer on any solutions out there that already exist.