The Western Development Commission (WDC) has published its latest Policy Briefing e-Working in the Western Region, which is available for download below.
Obviously as LookWest.ie promotes living and working in the West; we see huge potential for more and more people to create livelihoods where they can work for companies either remotely from home or from collaborative working spaces.
The WDC Policy Briefing, which includes case studies from companies and individuals, examines:
- The extent of e-Working.
- The way in which weaker broadband access in more rural locations impacts on the rate of e-Working.
- Factors driving e-Work.
- Recommendations on how e-Working can be further promoted.
This Policy Briefing shows that e-Working is a widespread practice but somewhat hidden from official statistics. It also shows that while there is demand for greater e-working, broadband speeds need to be improved.
The WDC Policy Briefing contains recommendations to support more e-Working, including priority rollout of the National Broadband Plan to those counties with the lowest broadband speeds.