When It Comes to Telecommuting, Companies Save, But the U.S. Lags
June 28th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011- The Telework Research Network released its report on the state of telecommuting Monday, showing that individuals who work from home are more productive than those who report to an office everyday, but that the United States has a lower percentage of workers who telecommute than its international counterparts.
In the United States, many consider telecommuting a perk rather than a standard business practice, as it is in most of the rest of the world. In Canada nearly four percent of the population teleworks or workshifts regularly. In the United Kingdom, it is even higher at a little over five percent of the population.
Expert: With Savings of $15 Billion Annually, Telework Improvements Act a ‘No-Brainer’
Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion
May 12th, 2010
Last week’s “no” vote on H.R. 1722—The Telework Improvements Act, will cost American taxpayers $15 billion dollars a year. That’s what passage of the bill could have saved in real estate, electricity, absenteeism, turnover, gas, imported oil, and other costs.
November Broadband Breakfast Club on the Environment and Telecommuting
November 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 2, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com announced the panelists for the next Broadband Breakfast Club, “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: The Environment,” on Tuesday, November 10 2009, at 8 a.m. The panelists will consider: How environmentally friendly a technology is broadband? What’s keeping telecommuting from being more widely adopted as a technology? What are the other “green” benefits of broadband communication, and how can the National Broadband Plan best encourage them?
Widespread Telecommuting Could Save Consumers $228 Billion, Businesses $260 Billion
March 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – Working from home could save United States consumers $228 billion, add $260 billion to companies’ bottom line, and save the government another $14 billion, according to a study by Undress4success.com.
Telecommuting Creates High Risk of Data Breaches, Says Privacy Group
July 30th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 30 – Companies allowing their employees to telecommute from home, or even on the road at hotels and coffee shops, are undertaking heavy risks of data breaches, according to a report issued Tuesday by the privacy group Center for Democracy and Technology.
Verizon, Cisco and GridPoint Tout Green Credentials at Progressive Hill Briefing
July 10th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 9 – Three technology and telecommunications companies pressed their case Wednesday on Capitol Hill for better and more accessible broadband in order to promote energy conservation and a “green economy.”
House Passes Telework Improvement Act Unanimously
June 3rd, 2008
The House on Tuesday unanimously passed H.R. 4106, a bill designed to promote broadband use in the home by allowing federal employees to work from home at least one day a week.