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Internet providers in Alachua, FL

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Alachua, FL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL5.244%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable87%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL97%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic17%
GRUCom - -Fiber-optic7.550%
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Alachua internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 98% of Alachua residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alachua

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 202 Mbps 79 Mbps Cable
Windstream 27 Mbps 9 Mbps DSL
AT&T 5 Mbps 25 Mbps DSL
GRUCom 64 Mbps 27 Mbps Fiber-optic
Viasat 18 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Alachua

The largest internet providers in Alachua are Cox, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Alachua’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Alachua residents.

Cox cable internet

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

1,000 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $54.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $3.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 86 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Alachua covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alachua where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $3.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Alachua. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Alachua's providers, 86 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Alachua covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alachua where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $54.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alachua, $3.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Alachua. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alachua's providers, 86 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Alachua with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.244% of households in Alachua. The next fastest internet provider in Alachua is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Alachua with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alachua, $54.99.

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

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.