Couple in rural America browsing the internetBroadband service is an increasing challenge for rural communities and farmers who work with and rely on a growing cadre of precision ag tools. Though early testing is only being conducted in the UK, a new satellite broadband service option created by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is showing promise as a new option to deliver that much-needed high-speed service to rural America. SpaceX has more than 1,000 satellites in orbit as part of its Starlink program (you may have seen them traversing the night or early-morning sky recently), and hardware resembling the satellite dishes that dotted rural America in the 1980s and 1990s has delivered signals from those satellites to create speeds of up to 215Mbps for rural users. Musk says the new broadband coverage he expects to ultimately deliver speeds of around 300Mbps will be available for “most of Earth” by late 2021, with worldwide availability coming in 2022. See more about the new rural broadband option.