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Latest telecommuting publications


Telecommuting USA: Stuck on the threshold of change

Michael Shear is the President of the Broadband Planning Initiative in Washington DC. In this collation of his recent thoughts on telecommuting for The Stack, Michael envisions a country on the threshold of major economic and infrastructural shifts – but stuck there… We are faced with a number of critical challenges to find new ways… Read More


Telecommuting: community needs

Michael Shear is the President of the Broadband Planning Initiative in Washington DC. Having looked at the background facing proponents of telecommuting, issues of transport and environment, telecommunications policy, and security, today Michael closes this series of features by examining the potential of ‘connected communities’… Every community requires a core set of elements to be viable in… Read More


Telecommuting: security, continuity of operations, and emergency preparedness

Michael Shear is the President of the Broadband Planning Initiative in Washington DC. Having looked at the background facing proponents of telecommuting, issues of transport and environment and telecommunications policy, today Michael looks at ‘the security issue’… Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the increasing frequency and vulnerability to cyber-attacks, leaders at all levels of… Read More


Telecommuting: telecommunications policy and market factors

Michael Shear is the President of the Broadband Planning Initiative in Washington DC. Having looked at the background facing proponents of telecommuting and issues of transport and environment, today Michael examines the influence of the telecommunications arena itself on the subject… One of the most challenging aspects of our rapidly-changing world is the conversation around public… Read More


Telecommuting: transport and environment issues

Michael Shear is the President of the Broadband Planning Initiative in Washington DC. Having looked at the background facing proponents of telecommuting in the first of a new series of features on the subject, today Michael examines transport and environmental issues critical to a discussion of remote working… For years, leaders have argued that we have… Read More