Almost one quarter of the lower-income residents of Brooklyn Center were born overseas. The bus system in the area is quite heavily used. The blue- and white-collar workers have jobs in administrative support and sales, many in computers and math industries. They rely on the internet to connect with loved ones overseas and pursue professional goals. Compared with 90% of Minnesota, 100% of Brooklyn Center residents have access to high-speed internet.
Brooklyn Center residents have limited service providers to choose from. Xfinity reaches 100% of the area with cable internet. CenturyLink offers DSL to 99% homes. Fiber optics have not yet reached the area. Residents do have a third option in satellite internet from HughesNet.
Megapath offers two additional options to businesses. They offer copper wire to 100% of commercial users and DSL to 77% of businesses.