Greenwood has a large number of residents living at or below the poverty line. Many Greenwood residents work in sales or food service. The city is ethnically diverse with a significant number of African-American and Hispanic residents. Only 65% of Greenwood residents have access to high-speed internet compared with 84% of South Carolina over all.
Cable internet is provided by Northland Communications to 98% of residents. CenturyLink brings DSL to 97% of Greenwood. Fiber optics have not entered this area yet. Northland is the sole cable provider in the area and CenturyLink is the sole DSL provider. Residents seeking an alternative option can get satellite internet from HughesNet. These services are available from the Saluda River to Fruit Hill Rd.
Business have one additional option. Level 3 Communications provides fiber optics to 1% of Greenwood businesses. This offer is likely to expand over time.