The economically diverse area of Parma is the seventh largest community in Ohio. The blue- and white-collar population works largely in administrative support and sales functions. Residents tend to be middle-income and somewhat well-educated. They count on their internet services to stay in contact with the community and advance their careers. 97% of Parma can connect to high-speed internet, compared with 88% of Ohio.
AT&T is the only DSL provider in the area, reaching 99% of residents. Cable internet users have additional options. Cox Communications reaches 97% of residents. WOW! offers a cable alternative to 13% of homes south of I-480. In that same area, Time Warner Spectrum is an additional alternative for 4% of Parma residents.
In addition to the services offered to residents, Megapath offers copper wire and DSL and Level 3 Communications offers fiber optics to 1% of commercial users.