How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Alachua, Florida
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Internet Access in Alachua, Florida
The average Alachua location has Internet service from 1.96 companies.
Windstream provides an second choice. They offer a top download speed of 300 Mbps. There are 3 providers in Alachua offering enterprise-level subscriptions such as SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes every provider with business services on their site, but consumer-focused companies sometimes offer business plans as well.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread option in Alachua. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Alachua. HughesNet is the most common second choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Alachua with Satellite Internet service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet for Alachua is 25 Mbps.
Looking at network tech with significant infrastructure already built within the city, the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet connection types are DSL and Fiber (98.46 percent coverage) and Cable (58.92 percent coverage). Cable is sold by traditional residential television companies, leveraging existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for Alachua residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.
Broadband access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and private datasets we collect directly from telecom industry sources, or via unlisted third parties. Average statistics about speed and performance averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into our site as well as Google queries. Our researchers have manually gathered pricing and plan details for 249 Internet offerings for Alachua to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
28.6% of consumers in Alachua4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alachua, Florida
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.5%|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||58.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||40.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||5.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Alachua
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Alachua
Data from our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in Alachua place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a strategy to discourage video streaming, while providers explain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Alachua to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Alachua||13.9 Mbps||7||$0.94 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +531.7 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +147.4 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +167 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +172.7 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +165.2 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|