The federal government was supposed to offer 100 percent of its employees the ability to telecommute by this year, according to a Congressional mandate. But agencies have offered just 14 percent of employees the option??pointing largely to a lack of broadband connections as the problem.
Some agencies, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, are paying for their employees' home broadband connections. But that's not just altruism. Congress has threatened to withhold $5 million from each agency's budget if the 100 percent goal isn't met.
I'm all for spreading broadband, but folks, isn'… Read more