Franklin is a small community with many residents (nearly 8%) who telecommute to their jobs. More than one-third of residents are living at or below the poverty line and the community on the whole is considered lower-middle class. Nearly 20% of residents are of Latino or Hispanic origin. The high number of telecommuters means that 100% of Franklin residents have access to high-speed internet, compared with 91% of North Carolina.
Cable from Morris Broadband and satellite from HughesNet are the only internet options in this area. Both reach 100% of homes.
Business have the same two providers to choose from, but Morris Broadband reaches only 3% of commercial enterprises.