The medium size city of Starkville has a large number of students. Many of the amenities and services in the area have developed to meet the needs of college students. The year-round residents of Starkville tend to be well-educated and middle-income. Starkville students and residents rely on their internet to complete their degrees and advance their careers. Although only, 69% of Mississippi residents can connect to high-speed internet, 100% of Starkville residents can.
Metrocast is the sole cable internet provider in the area and reaches 100% of homes. DSL is provided by AT&T and Dixie-Net. AT&T reaches 92% of residents while Dixie-Net reaches 84% of residents along Rte. 12. Fiber optics are not yet available to Starkville residents.
Businesses in the area have another DSL option from Telephone Electronics Corporation.