Rexburg's economy is attracting middle-calls home builders. Nearly 10% of the workforce telecommutes. It's also a college town with many of the amenities in town developing to support the student population. Despite the influx of new home builders, more than 45% of the population lives at or below the federal poverty line. Residents rely on their internet to pursue education and seek opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty. Compared with 45% of Idaho, 100% of Rexburg residents can connect to high-speed internet.
Cable One is the sole internet provider in the area. They reach 100% of homes. CenturyLink provides 89% of the area with DSL and Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc reaches 36% of the area from Rte. 20 to the Gros Ventre Wilderness with DSL. Fiber optics have not yet reached the area.
Business offerings in Eagle Mountain match those offered to residential users.