Items tagged with telecommuting

Most of us across the United States have been hunkered down in our homes, only venturing out for necessities over the past few months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that millions of Americans are relying on their home internet connection now more than ever to work from home and complete school work. Unfortunately for millions of Spectrum customers, they woke up to no internet access this morning. Outages have been reported across Much of Spectrum’s service area, with hotspots up and down the East Coast and in Chicago, Texas, and Southern California. It’s not uncommon for ISPs to have brief outages due to technical glitches, but this particular outage has lingered on longer... Read more...
It's easy to sit at your desk at home, telecommuting and think how much you're saving the environment by not driving one of those fossil-fueled cars on the Interstate.Today, New Scientist had this to say about that: Not so fast. Estimates quoted by the magazine were that it may take 152 billion (yes, with a B) kilowatt hours per year to power just the data centers that keep the Internet from turning off. That doesn't include the energy used by, say, your laptop and router and printer and everyone else's computers, routers and other peripherals. All said and done, New Scientist said the Internet could be responsible for, perhaps, 2 percent of manmade carbon dioxide emissions. That's as much as... Read more...