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afwriter
afwriter
11/23/2018 1:33:49 AM
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Re: Modern homes
@Susan Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, the town that I am in is much too small for a concept like co-working space. It is funny that you bring it up though because I just learned about it this past week listening to a piece on NPR. It sound like an excellent idea that has a lot of benefits. 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/22/2018 5:34:06 AM
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Re: Modern homes
The whole working atmosphere and working scene show changes. One is that, more people are working from home. Companies don't need to have office space for everybody, resulting in huge savings. And then we have all the co-working spaces in more and more cities.

Many startups even run their business from co-working spaces, which is also great for networking. You get great Wi-Fi speeds, a different environment as many times as you wish, and a cafe packed with hot drinks and healthy good quality snacks at reasonable prices.

I only know co-working spaces in Europe and the UK, not in the US. But you could investigate and try some if you are working from home. Or when you are away from your own place, like in this case of Turkey day. 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/22/2018 5:24:21 AM
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Re: Modern homes
Perhaps both, afwriter. There is also a possibility that your MiL didn't upgrade? Old connections used to support less devices. But later upgrades have been better supporting a greater number of devices at the same speed. Did you ask her? 

And yes, perhaps you should consider taking a brake for Turkey day. If not everyone is there yet, that connection is going to be useless if everyone wants to be online at the same time.

Depending on where she lives, a Starbucks or other cafe with good Wi-Fi speed, even McD works well for that, or a co-working space could save you if you need to work. The cafes at hotels are always an option and are good working spaces. Just have a cup of coffee and imagine you a tourist for a day. :) 

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batye
batye
11/22/2018 3:56:07 AM
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Re: Modern homes
@afwriter yes as technoology changing the game... people and Co. must change and adapt to this changes... 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/22/2018 12:35:52 AM
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Re: Modern homes
I feel like our society is increasingly moving toward a work from home economy and I am all for it. It would be interesting to see the numbers on company savings by hiring remote workers. 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/22/2018 12:32:42 AM
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Re: Modern homes
Within an hour of being at my MIL for Turkey Day I was already annoyed with how slow everything was moving. The problem is, not everyone is even here yet. Maybe its a sign that I should take a break, or maybe you are right and providers should anticipate and react to surges like this like they do with big sporting events.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:20:11 PM
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Re: Modern homes
" ... working from home can save people between $2,000 to $6,500 a year." 

How much does a company save when employees work from home? That would also be interesting to know. Just like with the BYOD programs, enterprises are saving a considerable amount of money when people work from home. All in all, everyone wins. 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:53:54 AM
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Re: Modern homes
It's a real problem when the network can't handle certain -normal today- number of devices. Every reasonable person has a minimum of two devices working simultaneously. If you are in a house, like in your case, with several aduts wanting to get some work done, plus a few kids perhaps wanting to do their important stuff you get a very slow network. This is something that service providers should fix according to the demands of today's lifestyle. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
11/18/2018 7:04:14 PM
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Re: Modern homes
That is an interesting scenario if one gets a hacked or intruder into their home system and just how long it might take one to realize a problem. Multiply that by millions and there is certainly some concrn over how to increase security in home devices commonly bought off the shelf.

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batye
batye
11/9/2018 11:40:03 AM
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Re: Modern homes
@mhhf1ve for me it a scarry reality as what if you have one new infected device joing home network ???

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