Grass Valley is a relatively small community with high housing costs. Many of the white-collar workers have careers in the computers and math field. The middle-income residents are well-educated. In general, they use their internet services to advance their careers and plan vacations and other adventures. 99% of Grass Valley residents have access to high-speed internet compared to 94% of California as a whole.
Currently, cable internet and DSL are the only options. Xfinity has a monopoly on the cable market. DSL is provided by AT&T and New Edge Networks. New Edge Networks reaches 4% of residents between Dog Bar Rd. and Chalk Bluff Rd.
Business options mirror residential ones. In both cases, there is an added option to use HughesNet to connect via satellite internet.