John, Yes, in an ideal situation, this is certainly feasible and recommended. However, not everyone has easy access to high-speed networks, outside of satellite systems, which have their own issues. For example, I lived outside of town in a development that had no cable access, with outdated phone lines that didn't support DSL. That meant there was no cable modem available, nor was there any access to DSL. The ONLY way I could've had high-speed access would've been satellite. However, as I said, there are issues there, as well, particularly when you rent instead of own. I now live in town with DSL, as well as access to a cable modem, if we desired.
Samuel I. Beard, Jr. Technical Writer OI Analytical 979 690-1711 Ext. 222 sbeard at oico.com John Posada wrote: Our department of more than 12 writers has at least four writers who are regular or FT telecommuters. To allow us to do this, it is expected that we have our own infrastructrure that supports any job functions we'd be doing in the office. That includes having high-speed online access that handles any departmental tools and processes, and the ability to participate in conference calls without noise and distrractions.