Internet providers in Gainesville, TX

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Gainesville, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 50 MbpsDSL98%
Suddenlink $30.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic20%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 100 MbpsCable1.926%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Gainesville internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Gainesville is comparable to the rest of Texas - 91%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Gainesville area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Gainesville residents. Cable 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 20% of those living in Gainesville.

There are eight internet providers serving the Gainesville area, and 97.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gainesville's eight internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Gainesville

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Gainesville residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Suddenlink, which covers 98% of the area. Gainesville’s third most-available internet provider, Nortex Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 20% of Gainesville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Gainesville covering 98% 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.28.

AT&T 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 Gainesville, $1.01.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 332 Mbps.

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Suddenlink cable internet

Provider
Suddenlink
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Suddenlink offers broadband to nearly all households in Gainesville covering 98% of the area.

Suddenlink’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 Suddenlink start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.28.

Suddenlink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $1.01.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Suddenlink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 332 Mbps.

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Nortex Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Nortex Communications

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Fiber-optic from Nortex Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in Gainesville covering 20% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Nortex Communications 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 Nortex Communications start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.28.

Nortex Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.90 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $1.01.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Nortex Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 332 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Gainesville, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Gainesville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Suddenlink is the fastest internet provider in Gainesville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Gainesville. The next fastest internet provider in Gainesville is Nortex Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 20% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Gainesville with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.28.

Nortex Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gainesville, covering 20% of the city.

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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.