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National Broadband Plan for the Enterprise

May 10, 2005
at 12:00 pm PST

So, my cable bill (Comcast) came the other day. I get basic cable service as well as broadband service. Cisco allows me to expense the cost of my cable broadband service. Pretty much all Cisco employees are allowed to expense their broadband at home. They understand (correctly) that if an employee works one hour a month at home, then the broadband pays for itself. I worked three hours at home just last night, so I think they're getting a bargain.

Why doens't the government pay for its workers' broadband to extend the workday and make telecommuting a reality? Why don't all Fortune 1000 companies pay for their workers' broadband for the same reasons. If you want to talk about productivity increases, please talk to me or any of my colleagues...I actually find it EASIER to be able to access the network from home - clear the e-mail out in the evening, in the morning before driving to work, etc.

Anyway, any other companies or entities following the Cisco home broadband subsidy model? If not, why not?

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