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Telecommuting: Gigabit Internet Connection Importance

By John Hemmer on January 18, 2017 |

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Working from a home office, or telecommuting, as it’s also commonly known, has become almost a “norm” in many industries. The following from our Telecommuting category should answer any questions you may have about the importance of a gigabit internet connection at your home office.

 

 

According to Global Workplace Analytics’ research:

  • Since 2005 there has been a 103% growth rate of telecommuters, not including the self-employed population.
  • 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time.
  • The employee population as a whole grew by 1.9% from 2013 to 2014, while those who telecommute grew by 5.6%.

 

More and more companies are offering telecommuting opportunities for their employees on either a full time or part time basis, often times for key employees who live a great distance from a headquarters or regional office. When managed effectively, it often results in higher employee satisfaction and morale and for many employees, it actually allows them to focus more on work rather than in-office distractions.

 

In addition to daily employee telecommuting, advances in technology over the last decade in video conferencing, and Internet connections required to support it, now allow companies to hold large meetings with employees, partners and customers all over the globe. This has become much easier, more effective, and saves millions of dollars each year in travel expenses and more importantly, precious time.

 

In both cases, one key requirement to enabling a successful telecommuting program is a fast and reliable Gigabit Internet connection; one that can be counted on to perform optimally, regardless of the time of day or building environment you are in and almost never fails. Many DSL and cable-based Internet connections that were viewed as cutting edge many years ago, just aren’t enough to support these types of requirements in today’s business environment. DSL, while viewed as dedicated, is most often very limited in the bandwidth speeds available and cable-based Internet connections often have issues with speed variation depending on where a customer is located. Additionally, the majority of these types of Internet service providers are also “big box” or extremely large companies that also cannot provide the level of customer support that a dedicated, home office worker requires. For employees in these situations, any outage, of any amount of time, equals lost productivity, needless frustration, even potential loss of revenue. In an enterprise or commercial scenario, if Internet connections are experiencing packet loss or slow speeds, video conferences can be jittery, lagging, or often severed entirely, again resulting in lost productivity and efficiency.

 

 

CONCLUSION

We here at Zoom Connects offer dedicated Gigabit Internet connections to both residential and commercial customers who require the speed, reliability and customer service to enable them to harness the capabilities and advantages of these telecommuting opportunities. With speeds in excess of 1GB (gigabits) per second, 99.999% uptime guarantees, and 24/7/365 customer support, it’s the type of service that you don’t need to think or worry about. It’s dependable, fast and comes at an unbeatable price to ensure, whether you are a home office worker or a company that wants to meet face to face across the globe, on demand, your connection is there and provides exactly what you need.

 

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