Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c89461) has announced the addition of Canada – Broadband Market – Overview, Statistics & Forecasts to their offering.
By late 2007 Canada retained its prior year position as ninth highest broadband penetration in the world. Although this ranking is down from second place in 2002, broadband deployment continues to progress under active government encouragement, with over 95% of Canadians living in communities served by high-speed Internet access. High penetration rate of PCs and of cable TV networks have been major contributing factors to broadband growth. Rapidly increasing demand for cable VoIP is in turn fuelling demand for cable broadband. Accordingly, an estimated 85% of Canadian households with Internet access used broadband connections. This report contains statistics, analysis and forecasts on the burgeoning Canadian broadband sector.
More than four in 10 – 44 per cent – workers are already making changes to their commuting habits or work arrangements to ease the pain of rising gas prices, a survey finds.
Forty-six per cent of the nearly 540 workers surveyed said that they have increased their car-pooling or ride-sharing while 33 per cent each said that they were driving a more fuel-efficient car or telecommuting more frequently.
As the price of gasoline continues its relentless march toward $4/gallon and beyond, people (being the creative souls that they are) are starting to look at alternatives to the traditional workday commute. And, one of the options coming back into focus is telecommuting. After all, who hasn’t fantasized about attending the weekly staff meeting dressed in nothing but their underwear – and getting away with it?
Yeah, I know – the image is forever burned into my brain, as well.