Telecommuting is Alive and Well in the Corridor

Written by Kristi Salmon on July 14, 2017.

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Back in 2013, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made waves when she banned the company's popular telecommuting policy in order to boost work productivity. Following her company's decision, Aetna, Bank of America, IBM and others also called back in their remote employees. But not everyone has followed suit with these popular companies, especially businesses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Telecommuting is an important aspect for these businesses - several employees live and work in other counties or states and aren't able or willing to move. As Lynn Manternach, President of MindFire Communications states "What we do is so 'people-based' and we need the best talent. Sometimes the best talent is not in the same city where we have our office. You don't walk away from the talent."

In this article, discover why telecommuting is still alive and well for many businesses, especially for our customers.  The one thread that keeps remote employees connected is bandwidth.  Whether the team is on a teleconference call or a WebEx of data needs to be shared simultaneously, broadband is fueling those operations so productivity never stops moving.  

Does your business have remote employees or the need to connect multiple sites? Make sure your business has enough bandwidth for all locations to access data in real time.  Mediacom Business offers that link with internet speeds up to 1 Gig and beyond.