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Terrence Hill
Participant

We could build on what many agencies already do for teleworkers and share the cost of services for phone, internet, and e-mail up to a maximum of $50 a month or so. This is less than agencies are typically paying just for the blackberries (about $70) a month, for a net savings of $20 per month per employee. Additional savings would be in eliminating landline phones and ethernet systems. I don’t think there is much risk in using personal smart phones for calls and for e-mail/internet. That way, agencies would not feel they have to block access to sites and monitor usage. Agencies would focus on keeping their operational systems secure and would no longer have to worry about office software upgrades.