Wake Forest is a city on the rise. Middle and upper-middle class individuals and families have been moving to the area and building new homes at a fast pace. The white-collar town residents are well-educated and more than 10% of them telecommute. The high-rate of individuals who telecommute and the large percentage of families living in Wake Forest mean that residents depend on a consistent internet connection for both work and school.
Cable internet users receive service from Time Warner Spectrum. Residents who prefer DSL can choose between CenturyLink and AT&T. CenturyLink reaches 84% of residents. AT&T_s reach is smaller at only 3% of residents along Rolesville Rd. Fiber optic connections are not yet available to residents in Wake Forest.
On the other hand, some businesses can get fiber optics from Level 3 Communications and MCNC. Level 3 Communications currently reached 4% of commercial enterprises and MCNC reaches 1%. Fiber optic offerings are expected to grow as the infrastructure becomes available.