The innovations of the information age – laptop computers, broadband Internet service, blackberries and so forth – continue to make location less relevant in the working world. Telework, by capitalizing on those technological advances, not only offers a broad range of benefits to employers and employees, but also helps reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and fuel consumption. Because of these important benefits, we need to encourage telework wherever possible by removing disincentives, and I applaud the Telework Coalition’s help in that effort. — former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis
► Telecommuting: A 21st-Century Solution to Traffic Jams and Terrorism (PDF). A report on the US House of Rep hearing chaired by Tom Davis, July 18, 2006.