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Internet providers in 76240

Find internet providers serving the 76240 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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76240 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL58%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable62%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsCable22%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
Nortex Communications $45.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.810%
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76240 internet service at a glance

At 85%, broadband coverage in the 76240 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Texas - 91%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 76240 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 71% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.760% of those living in the 76240 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 76240 area, and 56.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 76240, 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
AT&T 35 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
Viasat 18 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 16 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in 76240

The largest internet providers serving the 76240 ZIP code are AT&T, Optimum, and Nortex Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 76240 ZIP code, covering 58% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 62% of the area. Gainesville’s third most-available internet provider, Nortex Communications, offers cable to around 22% of residents in the 76240 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

58%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 76240 ZIP code, covering 58% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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, $52.98.

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, $0.72.

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 0.768 Mbps in 76240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 294 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

62%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to most households in the 76240 ZIP code, covering 62% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 76240 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, $52.98.

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, $0.72.

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 76240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 294 Mbps.

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Nortex Communications cable internet

Provider

Nortex Communications

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Cable from Nortex Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 76240 ZIP code, covering 22% of the area.

Nortex Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 76240 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Nortex Communications start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $52.98.

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, $0.72.

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 5 Mbps in 76240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 294 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 76240 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 76240 and the greater Gainesville area. 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 in the 76240 ZIP, 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 cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 76240 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 76240 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 58% of households in 76240. The next fastest internet provider in the 76240 ZIP code is Nortex Communications, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 34% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 76240 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $52.98.

Nortex Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 76240 ZIP code, covering 11% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.