Internet requirements for working at home?

  1. Hi I'm considering getting out of being a LTC DON and working from home. My cousin works in an at-home QI position for Humana now and she loves it. Unfortunately, I live in a rather rural area and we don't have cable internet or DSL. I can get 4G internet and I'm wondering if anyone on here knows if mobile internet would be fast enough?
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Usually it is a requirement that you have cable/ fiber optic internet. I know my work-at-home job requires it and satellite/ 4G doesn't cut it.
  4. by   Guy in Babyland
    My girlfriend does medical transcription from home and we had an issue of no internet available when we built our new house. Mobile internet was way too slow and inconsistent for her job. She ended up renting an office space for a couple months until ATT could install internet in our neighborhood.

    She had a coworker that lives in a rural area and tried satellite internet. She had the same problems plus being unable to work during thunderstorms. The signal can't penetrate the thick clouds. It is the same problems as Satellite TV.
  5. by   RRRNNN
    Hmmm I wonder what I would have to pay for an office space
  6. by   KelRN215
    I do have internet in my home but I have generally found using my work-provided cell phone as a mobile hot-spot to be sufficient when I need it- like on the day that I had guys at my house who had to shut off my electricity while they installed a new furnace or on the days when I'm in the field/seeing patients and have a few hours to kill in between patients so set up in a Panera or Dunkin Donuts to do some charting.