Residents of Shelby work both blue- and white-collar jobs. They tend to be lower-middle class and well-educated. Shelby residents depend on their internet to stay in touch with friends and family as well as to advance their careers. 100% of Shelby residents can connect to high-speed internet services compared with 91% of the state.
100% of Shelby homes can access cable internet from Time Warner Spectrum. DSL is provided to 98% of residents, courtesy of AT&T. In addition, fiber optics are making their way into the area. RST Fiber currently provides the service to 11% of homes and is likely to expand this offering.
Businesses have additional options. Megapath offers copper wire to 100% of Shelby businesses and DSL to 73% of area commercial enterprises.