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Sunday, July 20, 2003


Telecommuting center opens in Winchester, VA

Telecommuting center opens in Winchester, VA

Dana Dolan of the Telework Consortium sent me this link to her story covering the opening of the NetTech Center in Winchester, VA. The Center is sponsored in part by GSA and provides work space and telecommunications space for government and other employees to work from without driving into the Washington, DC area.

"John Starke, President of the Telework Consortium, described the benefits they bring to their partnership with the NetTech Center. In addition to the 6 Megabit Internet access they arranged for the Center, the Telework Consortium also installed a 3M Volition optical local area network that can handle high bandwidth video conversations. Over the next year they will be bringing in a number of advanced collaborative applications such as the videoconferencing application demonstrated during the opening. Applications that utilize high bandwidth will become expected tools in everyone's work environment, with videoconferencing a key enabler for telework."

Such centers allow smaller towns outside the normal commuting radius of large cities to attract skilled affluent professionals to settle in their communities. They make a long commute into the city once or twice a week but otherwise enjoy small-town life "telecommuting".

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