Posts Tagged ‘telework’

House Passes Telework Bill

Broadband's Impact July 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010- With a vote of 290-131 the House of Representatives has passed the Telework Improvements Act of 2010 which expands telework options for federal employees. During the snow storms which occurred this past winter the federal government lost $71 million in productivity for each day of the four days it was closed. Originally the cost was estimated at $100 million but it was decreased after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) determined that 30 percent of federal employees teleworked during the storm.

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.

At Kickoff of FCC Workshops, Genachowski Calls Broadband ‘Infrastructure Challenge of the Generation’

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan, Transparency January 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2010 – has been actively covering the workshops of the Federal Communications Commission as the agency prepares its national broadband plan. We have covered all of the workshops since late August. In preparation for assembling the complete collection of articles, reporters are returning to the beginning of the workshops, on August 6, 2009. To see the complete collection of articles, click on

What the Smart Grid and Telecommuting Mean for the Environment, at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact November 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2009 – Broadband Census News LLC on Thursday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on November 10, 2009: “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: The Environment and Telecommuting.”

Leading by Example, FCC Seeks to Enourage Broadband for People with Disabilities

Broadband's Impact November 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission needs to lead by example in making broadband options to people with disabilities, said members of a panel speaking at an October 20, 2009, workshop on high-speed internet. The technology can enable services such as teacher training and distance learning – and make other services efficient and cheap to access.

'Net May Protect Economy From Swine Flu, GAO Finds

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality November 3rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 3, 2009 – The Internet could provide vital links between people and institutions to keep government running and businesses operating during an outbreak of H1N1 influenza, said a report released in October by the Government Accountability Office.

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