Internet providers in Gainesville, FL

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1. AT&T
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Cox Communications
84% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. EarthLink
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Windstream
1% available in Gainesville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. SVIC Internet & Computers
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
1. Windstream
1% available in Gainesville
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
2. Viasat
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. HughesNet
99% available in Gainesville
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Gainesville
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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2. T-Mobile
Available in Gainesville
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Gainesville
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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AT&T vs. Cox

Go with AT&T for great customer service on widely available internet packages. Get Cox for consistent speeds in affordable packages.

Read more about AT&T vs. Cox

Windstream vs. Cox

Get Windstream for some of the most transparent billing practices in the industry. Choose Cox internet service for some of the most reliable service.

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Hughesnet vs. Viasat

Get low prices on satellite internet with HughesNet. Order Viasat for superior speeds and newer technology.

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What is the best internet provider in Gainesville?

Internet Provider Types in Gainesville


Cable

86%
Coverage


DSL

86%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Gainesville


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

86%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

86%
Gainesville
95%
Florida
79%
USA

Gainesville Residential Internet Coverage

Gainesville, a city that is home to retirees, university students, and growing families, is primarily covered by a few major regional and national internet service providers.

Both fiber and DSL are available through AT&T. The company_s fiber network is a work in progress, slowly expanding from highly populated areas to more remote neighborhoods.

DSL covers the majority of Gainesville, with a service area ranging from northwest Gainesville down to the Archer Road neighborhood in the south. In the eastern part of the city, AT&T DSL is available as far east as the downtown area, providing coverage to most downtown businesses and residential pockets.

Windstream covers quite a bit of eastern Gainesville. Service begins in the eastern part of Sorority Row and stretches into the downtown area. Other covered areas include Mid Town and northeast Gainesville. Windstream does not currently have most of western Gainesville in its service area.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Gainesville

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Windstream offers internet at speeds up to 300 Mbps

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Summary of Gainesville internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Cox Communications Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Windstream DSL 300 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
SVIC Internet & Computers Fixed Wireless 2 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Gainesville

Cox Communications

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Amanda M | 01-19-2015

I would give this company a ZERO rating, if possible. COX is the worst cable company I have ever dealt with - and that is saying something! The service is abysmal. I told five different reps what day I wanted my internet installed and none of them documented the correct day. That was just the start of MANY issues I have had with them.

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Cox Communications

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LISA M | 06-22-2014

COX IS EXTREMEMLY EXPENSIVE.... NOT A GOOD VALUE. service is reliable -but sluggish -- should be a better package available considering this is also my Digital HD TV provider. Not enough competition in Gainesville, FL.

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