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Georgia ranks among top 10 states for remote work, Desky study says

Miguel Legoas
Augusta Chronicle

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become much more common. Assuming this becomes a standard, how would Georgia fare with this new model?

Pretty well, according to . The platform for work data and supplies conducted a study on the best states for working from home, and they determined Georgia is one of the best.

All 50 states were evaluated based on average internet speeds, electricity costs, and job vacancies for jobs tagged as remote. These factors were indexed to score each state. Georgia ranked No. 8 with average internet speeds of 414.9 Mbps, electricity costs of 12.26 kWh, and 17 remote vacancies per 100,000 people.

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Here is the full list of the top 10 states from top to bottom:

  1. Virginia
  2. Washington
  3. Arizona
  4. Delaware
  5. Maryland
  6. Texas
  7. Tennessee
  8. Georgia
  9. Louisiana
  10. Oklahoma

The worst state was Hawaii with average internet speeds of 221.4 Mbps, electricity costs of 32.76kWh, and nine remote vacancies per 100,000 people.

"In most cases it is cheaper than being in the office through the lack of commuting," said Desky founder Justin Marshall of remote work.老司机直播"However, it does come with its costs, including an increase in utility usage and guaranteeing a reliable internet connection. While the location isn老司机直播檛 as important when remote working, the state you live in is and the infrastructure can affect your home working experience."