Residents of Buffalo Grove live in one of the most expensive cities in Illinois and the country. The white-collar residents work largely in management careers. Buffalo Grove is also a family-friendly area. Residents are well-educated and wealthy. It's also an ethnically diverse area. Almost 30% of residents were born outside the United States. Residents depend on their internet connection to keep in touch with family in their country of origin and to pursue educational and career advancement.
Xfinity provides cable internet to 99% of homes. WOW! also provides cable internet to 7% of residents between Dundee Rd. and Rte. 22. AT&T is the sole DSL provider in the area, reaching 98% homes. Fiber optics are not yet available to residents.
On top of the services offered to residential users, businesses can also connect to copper wire and DSL from Megapath. Commercial users are also beginning to have access to fiber optics. Zayo Group reaches 4% of Buffalo Grove businesses with this service.