Odyssey Systems Says Northeastern Gigabit Broadband Deployment Boosts Work From Home Trend
An announcement that households in the North East will be among the first in the UK to benefit from gigabit broadband has been welcomed by Odyssey Systems.
Christine Gilbert, director of Stockton-based telecommunications experts, said the deployment would further strengthen the move towards more working from home.
The government has said County Durham, the Valley of the Tees, South Tyneside and Northumberland will be included in the first stage of the “Gigabit Project” which aims to provide super-fast broadband to the majority of homes across the country.
Deployment is expected to begin next year, while an old voucher system is relaunched to provide immediate help to those affected by poor broadband coverage.
Over the past 12 months, Odyssey Systems has helped a variety of business customers achieve and maintain remote working capabilities.
Christine said: “This announcement on the deployment of gigabit broadband in the North East is great news not only for households but also for the many businesses whose staff continue to work from home during the pandemic.
“Many businesses and organizations are now recognizing the many benefits of working remotely, in terms of lowering costs, improving work-life balance, and reducing traffic congestion and pollution, which employees don’t. having more to move. “
A survey by Odyssey Systems, which offers connectivity options to meet the most demanding business needs, found last year that 53% of people working from home said unreliable internet was their biggest problem.
Despite this, 52 percent of 3,488 respondents said they would prefer to continue working from home if their job allowed them, 28 percent in favor of returning to work and 18 percent undecided.
Christine added that the introduction of giga-bit broadband would strengthen the argument for companies considering continuing to work from home or introduce a hybrid system of employees dividing their time between home and place of business. job.
However, she said that the fact that the majority of people working from home experience no or only occasional computer issues is a testament to the technology, while most internet connectivity issues can be resolved by switching providers, by switching providers. improving the quality of wireless equipment or ensuring the devices are wired with priority over other devices.
It is estimated that the commercial introduction of gigabit fiber optic networks will reach over 70% of premises by 2025 without government intervention.
This was posted in the Member News section of Bdaily by News Gathering.