The medium size city of Blaine is economically diverse with both blue-and white-collar employees. Residents are well-educated and wealthy. They depend on their internet services to pursue advanced degrees and connect with the community. Compared with 90% of Minnesota, 98% of Blaine has access to high-speed services.
Connection options in Blaine are limited. Cable internet is provided to 98% of the area by Xfinity. CenturyLink reaches 96% of homes with DSL. Both Xfinity and CenturyLink have monopolies on their respective services. A third option for Blaine residents is satellite internet from HughesNet.
Businesses in the area have additional options. Megapath offers copper wire and DSL while Level 3 Communications is introducing fiber optics.