In Does telework success really require the NBN?, David Braue makes the statement that the NBN isn’t necessary to enable telework – and that it won’t necessarily improve the rate of telework takeup, either.
Further suggesting that the NBN is relatively low relevance to telework in workers’ minds, just 7% of full-time workers, 9% of part-time workers and 3% of unemployed workers said they would want information about the NBN to decide whether they would take up telework. It seems workers care about the NBN far less than the government does.
As a full-time teleworker, I agree: the NBN’s presence or absence isn’t a chief determinant in whether or not I’m successfully able to work from home (or anywhere else, for that matter). After all, I’m doing it now, and I certainly don’t live in an NBN-enabled location!