Three UK has provided three independent cafes in Birmingham with two years of free Superfast 5G Business Broadband to aid workers who fear the costs of home working and commuting.
Research of over 2,000 office workers by Three Business revealed 70% are concerned about the impact of working from home on their energy bills and 66% about the cost of commuting.
Three’s Work from the High Street pilot initiative will turn into local flexible working hubs using a connectivity grant alongside a hot drink tab for local office workers and marketing support to attract more customers.
The campaign comes as 66% of office workers want to give more support to businesses in their area however nearly half (49%) of people say poor or unreliable internet connection is currently stopping them from working in their local café
Snehal Bhudia, Director, Three Business said: “Working from the high street is a win-win for everyone, bringing much-needed footfall to local businesses while giving workers a little respite.
“We’re doing our bit to support by raising awareness and providing strong connectivity to make it happen.”