Homes in the largest city in New Hampshire were mainly built prior to World War II. Residents are both blue- and white-collar and have careers in administrative support and sales. They tend to be well-educated and upper-middle income. Manchester residents enjoy the connections and ease of life created by having access to high-speed internet. 83% of New Hampshire has access to these services, which is far less than the 99% of Manchester residents who can.
DSL is provided to 100% of residents by FairPoint Communications. In addition, 2% of residents east of the Merrimack River can get DSL from GWI. Xfinity is the only cable internet provider in the area. They reach 98% of the community.
Businesses in Manchester have additional connection options. Most are DSL from suppliers such as Megapath and G4 Communications. Commercial users in the area are also beginning to get access to fiber optics. Level 3 Communications currently offers this service to 1% of businesses.