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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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96. Meet the Challenge of Internet Connections

On some days, zooming along the Internet is more fiction than fact. You may simply chug along because of:

  • An antiquated modem that's nowhere near ready to wear out, but it's still woefully outdated.

  • Some kind of problem (that resembles something like a personality clash) between your software and your computer.

  • Access problems of unknown origin—you know only that the phone company is sure that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the cause and your ISP is certain it's a problem at the phone company.

Either way, you're stuck and going nowhere fast. This is an unacceptable and exasperating situation for a telecommuter, since so much of your connection to the world beyond your home office is likely ...

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