Nearly 20% of Yakima residents were born outside the United States. It_s largely a blue-collar town with short commutes. The lower-income residents rely on internet connections to keep in touch with friends and families abroad and pursue additional education. Every Yakima resident can connect to high-speed internet compared with 94% of Washington state.
Charter_s cable internet connection and CenturyLink_s DSL services both reach every Yakima resident. As yet, there is not fiber optic service available for residents in the area.
Businesses have additional options. LS Networks provides copper wire to 100% of business enterprises. Level 3 Communications also has a small share of the fiber optics market. Also, LS Networks reaches 100% of Yakima businesses with fiber optics. Integra Telecom also offers copper wire and DSL.