Home broadband 'can ease commuting pain'

Friday, March 19th 2010
Home broadband can give individuals and their employers a major boost by removing commuting time, it is reported.
Home broadband 'can ease commuting pain'
By enabling remote working, home broadband can improve an individual's wellbeing, a new survey has found.

One-third (33 per cent) of people have considered resigning from their jobs due to a long commute to their workplace, according to the study by Regus.

Referring to the many benefits of broadband, west region vice-president for Regus Sande Golgart said: "We're no longer tethered to a static office environment, with alternatives from virtual offices to cost-effective, fully-equipped offices that are closer to an employee's home."

A separate survey carried out by internet service provider Lumison has revealed that company culture is the biggest single obstacle to remote and flexible working.

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of respondents in that study believe that they would be more productive if they worked from home - and 65 per cent claimed to work longer hours when they do.

Some 63 per cent said they already have all the technology they need to work effectively from home.

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