44 million telecommuters

An article in Australia’s The Age reports on a study by In-Stat/MDR predicts that suggests 44 million US workers will be telecommuting this year, either full-time or working from home on a part-time basis. The number of telecommuters is expected to grow by 2008 to 51 million, with 14 million working full-time at home. The report notes that the rise in telecommuting has fuelled growth in high-speed Internet by home users: “Companies too are supporting this movement, with some firms going so far as to subsidize the equipment and service expense to allow their employees to work from home.”

Source: The Age