The medium size city of Ellesnburg is a college town. The blue- and whie-collar workers who live there year-round enjoy short commutes and are very well-educated. Almost 40% of the community lives at or below the federal poverty line. In addition, more than 10% of this diverse population is of Latino or Hispanic descent. Ellensburg residents depend on their internet connection of educational and professional purposes. 100% of Ellensburg residents have access to high speed internet in contrast to 94% of Washington State.
Charter provides cable internet to 100% of Ellensburg homes. FairPoint Communications provides DSL to 96% of the area. In addition, FairPoint is starting to introduce fiber optics to the city. They currently reach 4% of residents along I-90. This is likely to expand.
In addition to the services offered to residents, businesses can also get fiber optics from Level 3 Communications. They currently reach 1% of commercial enterprises.