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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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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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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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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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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
11/23/2018 2:55:22 AM
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Re: Modern homes
afwriter: That's bad there are no co-working spaces near you this time. It would have been a great solution for your current situation while visiting your MiL. I have used co-working spaces in several cities around Europe and the UK and they are great. It's basically the future of working, I would say.

When you go back to your city, try to find one and go to explore. You will see the benefits this kind of space brings to startups, bigger companies with  remore workers, remote workers. One of the biggest benefits to anyone working in a co-working space is the super fast broadband connection that supports all the many devices you can imagine. 

 

 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
11/25/2018 2:34:08 AM
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I have done that
I have done that, too, using public WiFi from a parking lot. Once, when there was a power failure across my neighborhood, I drove to a fast food lot with my laptop to upload my work to the office.

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freehe
freehe
11/25/2018 9:50:31 PM
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Fiber Broadband
The Fiber Broadband Association is informed. Unfortunately not all organization are as informed. How will it take for them to become enlightened.

 

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freehe
freehe
11/25/2018 9:50:52 PM
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Innovation
The U.S. could rank in the top 5 in terms of innovations and technology if broadband was provided to the underserved and unserved areas that need it the most. The next Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Mack Zuckerberg is waiting to get connected. 

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freehe
freehe
11/25/2018 10:03:18 PM
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Re: Modern homes
@susanfourtan,iagree.companiesandemployeessavewhenemployeestelecommute.hereisanarticle,lettingoneemployeetelecommute50%ofthetimesavesacompany$10,000peryear.https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2010/07/06/telecommuting-saves-companies-10k-employee-yearly
lettingoneemployeeworkhalfoftheirtimeoutoftheofficesavestheircompanyabout$10,000peryearandtheemployeeupto$6,800peryear.https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2010/07/06/telecommuting-saves-companies-10k-employee-yearly


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