Improved work/life balance
Oliver Brand from St. Agnes
"It's amazing to think I can be in my rural Cornish home with superfast broadband and work as if in the middle of a bustling office," says Oliver.
Oliver Brand is IBM's only Cornish home worker, relying heavily on the internet to connect with IBMers all over the UK and India, he said: "A good connection speed really improves the quality of video conferencing and net meeting sessions, allowing me to spend less time and money travelling and more time with my family."
"It's amazing to think I can be in my rural home with superfast broadband and work as if in the middle of a bustling city office. Home working is a trend I can only see increasing as more businesses realise the benefits to both employer and employee."
Beyond the day job, superfast broadband makes for a more harmonious household. "With a higher bandwidth my wife and I no longer have to fight over the internet. I can get stuck into Gran Turismo 5 while she watches TV programmes on the iPlayer – everyone's a winner!"