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Internet providers in Alachua, FL

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AT&T $30 100 - 6 MbpsDSL5.244%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable87%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL97%
Windstream $75 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic17%
Gainesville Regional Utilities - -Fiber-optic7.550%
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Alachua internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Alachua is comparable to the rest of Florida - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alachua area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Alachua residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Alachua.

There are six internet providers serving the Alachua area, and 86.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alachua's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Alachua

The largest internet providers in Alachua are Cox and Windstream bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Alachua.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Alachua residents, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 97% of the area. Alachua’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 17% of Alachua residents.

Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Alachua covering 87% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Alachua residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $37.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Alachua. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alachua's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Alachua covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Alachua to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $37.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Alachua. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alachua's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$75/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

17%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Alachua covering 17% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Windstream is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Alachua than other internet types.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $75/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $37.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Alachua. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alachua's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Alachua, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Alachua, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Alachua and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alachua at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alachua at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Alachua residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Gainesville Regional Utilities is the fastest internet provider in Alachua with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 7.550% of households in Alachua. The next fastest internet provider in Alachua is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 87% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Alachua with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $37.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alachua, covering 17% of the city. Gainesville Regional Utilities also offers fiber internet in Alachua and is available to 7.550% of households.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.