Residents of Redwood City live in some of the most expensive homes both in the United States and California. Residents are white-collar and work largely in management and sales positions. It's one of the most well-educated cities in the country and residents tend to be wealthy. It's also an ethnically diverse community. Nearly 40% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino descent and more than 31% of Redwood City residents were born in another country. The rely on their internet services to pursue advanced degrees and connect with loved ones in their country of origin.
Although fiber optics are not yet available, residents have many other options. AT&T reaches 99% of homes with their DSL connection. An alternative DSL service provider for 25% of residents north east of I-280. In that same area, New Edge Networks offers 1% of homes another DSL option. For cable internet users, Xfinity offers services to 98% of homes. Another cable internet option from I-280 to the coast is Astound Broadband, reaching 55% of homes. Finally, copper wire is available to 1% of homes.
Fiber optics are available to 1% of Redwood City businesses from both Level 3 Communications and TW Telecom.