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Internet providers in Gainesville, GA

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Gainesville, GA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL93%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable4.268%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Gainesville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Gainesville is comparable to the rest of Georgia - 95%, 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 99% of Gainesville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 45% of those living in Gainesville.

There are five internet providers serving the Gainesville area, and 96.99% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gainesville's five 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 Gainesville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 3 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 147 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
AT&T 142 Mbps 80 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 199 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Gainesville

The largest internet providers in Gainesville are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Gainesville.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Gainesville residents, covering 93% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 11% of the area. Gainesville’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 99% of Gainesville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Gainesville covering 93% 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 342 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Gainesville covering 11% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Gainesville covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’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 Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 342 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Gainesville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Gainesville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Gainesville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Gainesville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Gainesville with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Gainesville. The next fastest internet provider in Gainesville is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 11% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Gainesville with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gainesville, covering 11% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.