A new survey has found one third of people in Ireland work from home at least three days a week.
The annual report from the communications regulator, ComReg, found 44% work remotely at least one day per week.
Working from home was found to be most common among people who live in densely populated areas and with access to higher broadband speeds.
ComReg Commissioner, Garrett Blaney, said continued investment in broadband connectivity is needed.
"There's a transformative effect on education, entertainment, retailing, and so many other areas.
"There's a lot of investment happening at the moment and we need to just continue that investment to keep happening both by government and also by the commercial players in the market."
Mr Blaney said the entire country could have complete broadband coverage in the next 3 to 5 years if the required investment happens.
"If the current plans continue on as expected, but both the government and also from the commercial players, we're expecting to see most people having broadband in the next three to five years.
"So it looks pretty good at the moment, but it's very important as a regulator, we don't 'rest on our laurels' and we keep the pressure on."