A lot of us are at home more thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. And that likely means working from home is now a reality for many of us as well. But  Iowa ranks very low in terms of ease of working from home. But why?

According to a study from WalletHub, it's largely due to home size and poor access to decent internet.

The rankings in each category show Iowa is average or below in most with 1 being highest and 25th being average:

  • 23rd – Share of Population Working from Home (pre-COVID-19)
  • 29th – Share of Potential Telecommuters
  • 35th – Households' Internet Access
  • 49th – Average Home Square Footage
  • 22nd – Cybersecurity
  • 23rd – Average Retail Price of Electricity
  • 17th – Internet Cost

Read more about the breakdowns here.

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