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Internet providers in Gainesville, FL

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Gainesville, FL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $49.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.363%
AT&T $49.99 10 - 75 MbpsDSL78%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable90%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsDSL1.383%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic0.029%
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Gainesville internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in Gainesville 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 Gainesville area will have access to cable, which covers 90% of Gainesville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Gainesville.

There are six internet providers serving the Gainesville area, and 84.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gainesville's six internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Gainesville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 23 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
GRUCom 81 Mbps 66 Mbps Fiber-optic
AT&T 151 Mbps 129 Mbps Fiber-optic
Viasat 29 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Cox 125 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Gainesville

The largest internet providers in Gainesville are AT&T, Cox, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Gainesville.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Gainesville residents, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Cox, which covers 90% of the area. Gainesville’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Gainesville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Gainesville covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Gainesville 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 AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $40.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $2.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 307 Mbps.

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Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Gainesville covering 90% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Gainesville 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 Gainesville, $40.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $2.16.

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 Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 307 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Gainesville 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $40.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 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 Gainesville, $2.16.

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 Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 307 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Gainesville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.363% of households in Gainesville. The next fastest internet provider in Gainesville is GRUCom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 15% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Gainesville with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $40.99.

GRUCom is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gainesville, covering 15% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Gainesville and is available to 3.363% 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.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.