Residents of West Lafayette live in some of the most expensive homes in Indiana. A significant portion of the white-collar residents work in teaching and other education fields. As a college town, West Lafayette offers services and amenities college students find important. It's also an ethnically diverse area with nearly 25% of residents being born outside the United States. West Lafayette residents depend on their internet services to further their education and connect with loved ones out of the country. Compared with 83% of Indiana, 94% of West Lafayette has access to high-speed connections.
Frontier Fios offers DSL to 100% of residents. Verizon Fios provides an alternative DSL option to 40% of the area south of 600 N. One Communications also offers a DSL option to 11% of residents west of I-65. Residents who prefer cable internet can connect with Xfinity. They reach 94% of homes and are the sole cable provider in the area. Other options include copper wire from One Communications and fiber optics from Smithville Holding Company or Wintek Corporation. Each of these is available to less than 5% of residents.
Fiber optics are more accessible to businesses in the area. Indiana Fiber Network offers the service to 88% of commercial users and Zayo Group reaches 37% of businesses.