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Internet providers in Gainesville, TX

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Gainesville, TX internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic20%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsCable1.926%
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 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 99% 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 13% 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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Gainesville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 223 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
Rise Broadband 16 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 35 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
Viasat 18 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Gainesville

The largest internet providers in Gainesville are AT&T, Optimum, 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 Optimum, 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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.10.

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, $0.70.

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 10 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, 333 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

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

Optimum’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 Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.10.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum 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, 333 Mbps.

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Nortex Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Nortex Communications

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.10.

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, $0.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Nortex Communications offers download speeds up to 2,000 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, 333 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 $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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Gainesville may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Gainesville DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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 98% of households in Gainesville. The next fastest internet provider in Gainesville is Nortex Communications, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 20% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Gainesville with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $53.10.

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

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.