People struggle working from home due to broadband issues

By Maurice Garvey

OVER half of people working remotely in rural locations are struggling with broadband issues, according to survey by Citywest company Pure Telecom.

Pure’s survey also revealed one third of Dublin city’s office workers struggle with home working due to broadband issues.

remote working dreamstime xl 182394019 1

People are struggling with broadband issues working from home

The research found that 53 per cent of respondents working at home in rural areas are struggling with infrastructure, with Connacht the worst affected area.

It also identified a growing appetite among staff for greater flexibility around remote working in the future with 28 per cent of respondents expressing a desire to work from home permanently.

Just 7 per cent of respondents said that they never want to work remotely again.

Despite this trend, Pure Telecom’s research found that 18 per cent of office workers working from home surveyed do not believe that their employer will give them the option to do so post-pandemic.

CEO of Pure Telecom, Paul Connell, said: “Remote working is here to stay. It is making people more productive and it is giving them a better work/life balance.

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.”

By subscribing to The Echo you are supporting your local newspaper Click Here: Echo Online.

Prev An Post invests €30 million in Dublin 12 ecommerce campus
Next Chartered Accountants recognise local business with account awards
  • Bus with no passengers or driver ends up in bush in Square Shopping Centre
  • Isaac from Kilnamanagh was presented with a Garda hat from the Community Policing Unit in Tallaght
  • Ducks spotted skating in Tymon Park
  • Exchange Hall fire
  • Thanks for all of your support this year

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.