The upper-middle class community of Richfield is home to both blue- and white- collar workers. They are well-educated and ethnically diverse. Almost 18% of Richfield residents are of Hispanic or Latino descent and almost 20% of residents were born overseas. Richfield residents rely on their internet services to pursue career goals and stay in touch with family and friends in their native land. Compared with 90% of Minnesota, 100% of Richfield residents have access to high-speed internet.
Connection options in Richfield are limited. Residents can connect to DSL through CenturyLink, which reaches 100% of homes. Cable internet services are provided by Xfinity to 99% of the community. Fiber optics have not reached the area, but residents can also opt for satellite internet from HughesNet.
Businesses in the area have additional options. Megapath provides copper wire and DSL connections. In addition, fiber optics are being introduced to the commercial market. Both Level 3 Communications and TW Telecom offer fiber optics to commercial users.