Frederick is a highly diverse community. Nearly 20% of residents were born outside the United States. Citizens tend to be upper-middle class and well-educated. A significant number of them work in careers involving computers and math or other white-collar industries. High-speed internet is important to Frederick residents for keeping in touch with loved ones abroad and furthering their careers.
Verizon Fios DSL and Xfinity cable are the largest service providers in the area. Verizon Fios is beginning to introduce fiber optics to Frederick. Currently 2% of residents along I-270 can connect with this service, but that_s likely to grow as demand and infrastructure increase.
Businesses have a couple additional options. Megapath offers copper wire and DSL while Level 3 Communications is beginning to roll out fiber optics. Currently they reach 6 % of businesses