Half of rural remote workers struggling with broadband issues

Pure Telecom
Paul Connell, CEO, Pure Telecom

Pure Telecom survey finds 32% of Dublin city’s office workers also frustrated by erratic connectivity

Print

PrintPrint
Pro

Read More:

16 November 2020 | 0

A new survey by Pure Telecom, Ireland’s high-speed broadband and telecoms provider, has found that 53% of respondents working from home and living in rural locations are struggling with home working due to issues around their working location, such as poor broadband infrastructure. Moreover, in Dublin city, one third of office workers share this problem, which poses challenges for businesses and workers alike.

Pure Telecom’s survey found that remote office workers in Connacht surveyed are the worst affected, with 44% saying their location has had a negative impact on their productivity when working from home. The research also found that most office workers would like to continue working remotely at least some of the time. Indeed, 32% of those working from home said they would like the flexibility to work from home occasionally post-Covid-19 and 28% said they would like to do so on a full-time basis.

Those working from home in the private sector are far more likely to want to work from home all of the time, with 31% of respondents saying they would like this as an option versus 22% of those working in the public sector. Just 7% of respondents said that they never want to work remotely again.

 

advertisement



 

Despite the appetite for greater flexibility around remote working in the future, Pure Telecom’s research found that 18% of office workers working from home surveyed do not believe that their employer will give them the option, rising to 26% in rural areas.

“Remote working is here to stay. It is making people more productive and it is giving them a better work/life balance,” said CEO of Pure Telecom, Paul Connell. “But once again, it thrusts the need for fast and reliable broadband across Ireland into the fore. Our research shows that many office workers have faced serious disadvantages solely because of where they live, which is unacceptable and not sustainable in the digital era.

“As workers nationwide confront the reality of level 5 restrictions, any proposed return to office life will likely be delayed, meaning more and more workers will be logging in from home for the foreseeable future. As such, it is crucial that all remote workers nationwide have access to reliable broadband infrastructure to ensure their home working is as seamless and as productive as possible.”

TechCentral Reporters


Is this an area of interest? Tailored training for IT Professionals

The Irish Computer Society provides members with the necessary qualifications, skills and training needed to succeed and excel within the profession.

Upcoming courses which may be of interest include:

  • Certificate in Business Analysis – offers academic accreditation for business analysts through the use of proven business analysis techniques. Up to 100% funding available
  • Managing a Data Breach – one-day advanced course covers the main factors which may lead to a data breach and what process should be followed in the event of occurrence of such.
  • Free Web Accessibility Training – for anyone who creates web content and electronic documents, especially those in the public sector or those writing content for websites.
  • Blockchain & new media webinar – Expert presentations and Q&A will discuss decentralised approaches to new media and broadcasting.

Find out more


Read More:



Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑