The Future of the Economy

Remote and hybrid work is here to stay. “A Gallup survey in June of 2022 found that 8 in 10 people are working hybrid or remote, while only 2 in 10 are entirely on-site. And an AT&T study found the hybrid work model is expected to grow from 42% in 2021 to 81% in 2024.” from Forbes.

Attracting and retaining talent has been a challenge for many businesses and organizations across the intermountain west for years. With the rapid shift to remote work due to COVID-19, remote work from anywhere is possible, as long as you have reliable internet. 

“Remote working allows small towns and rural communities to finally compete with big cities and suburbs. And it presents an exciting new opportunity to renew our small towns, opening the doors to a rural renaissance in the 21st century.” from Newsweek.

Connected and forward-thinking organizations can now tap into a larger workforce, free from the constraints of a suburban/urban commute. Remote work requires connectivity. Visionary Broadband has been preparing for this technological movement for over 20 years, connecting communities across the intermountain west with the best available internet technology.

According to, if you are working from home, they recommend the following speeds to have the best webinar or video team meeting.

Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:

For 1:1 video calling:

  • For high-quality video: 600kbps (up/down)
  • For 720p HD video: 1.2Mbps (up/down)
  • For 1080p HD video: 3.8Mbps/3.0Mbps (up/down)

For group video calling:

  • For high-quality video: 1.0 Mbps/600kbps (up/down)
  • For 720p HD video: 2.6Mbps/1.8Mbps (up/down)
  • For 1080p HD video: 3.8Mbps/3.0Mbps (up/down)
  • For gallery view receiving: 2.0Mbps (25 views), 4.0Mbps (49 views)

Visionary Broadband is committed to providing reliable internet across Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado to help communities get connected so they can be competitive in the digital world. During 2020, Visionary quickly deployed reliable internet through the Connect Wyoming program to help unserved communities stay connected during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak. As we shared fall 2022, Visionary is also investment $100 million in fiber construction across underserved and unserved communities in the intermountain west. 

If you are a community leader in the intermountain west, you know a connected community is a community ready to engage with the world. If you would like to learn more about Visionary and what we can do for your community, contact us today!