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Internet providers in Gainesville, VA

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Gainesville, VA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic92%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL75%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL3.183%
HughesNet $59.99 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 Virginia - 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 99% of Gainesville residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in Gainesville.

There are six internet providers serving the Gainesville area, and 98.08% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gainesville's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Gainesville

The largest internet providers in Gainesville are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Gainesville.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Gainesville residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 75% of the area. Gainesville’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Gainesville residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Gainesville covering 92% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $2.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Gainesville covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gainesville, $2.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Xfinity’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 Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Gainesville, $44.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 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, $2.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Gainesville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Gainesville's providers, 241 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, fiber-optic, and DSL 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.

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 $59.99 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, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Gainesville with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in Gainesville. The next fastest internet provider in Gainesville is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% 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, $44.98.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Gainesville, covering 92% of the city.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.