Internet Providers in Gainesville, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gainesville, FL
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 25
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.79

Internet Access in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville residences have an average of 2.31 ISPs available. This is common amount of options for the US, since most Internet providers used to be cable TV and telephone providers, and most houses are equipped for both.

Cox Communications is also a common Internet option for Gainesville, offering Cable service with coverage in 90 percent of the area.

Cable providers like Cox Communications and DSL Internet service providers like AT&T Internet make up the primary network types with availability in Gainesville.

Keep in mind, since FCC availability data is only processed twice a year and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, with coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Gainesville residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to approximately close to one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 Mbps is enough to view standard definition videos on WiFi, but may become an issue for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive services like video conferencing and multiplayer gaming. Explore our Internet availability maps below to see how broadband coverage compares down to the census block level in Gainesville.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Gainesville with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Gainesville is the 187th most connected city in Florida ahead of Hawthorne, Micanopy, Archer, Alachua, and Waldo.
  • The fastest zip code in Gainesville for April 2021 is 32608. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

23,000 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 Gainesville, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Campus Communications Group 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gainesville, Florida

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 86.9% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Cox - Cable - 90.2% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 25.6% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 20.9% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 10.9% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • CCG - Fiber - 10.6% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 4.4% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 1.2% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 0.2% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gainesville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gainesville

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Gainesville is the 187th most connected city in Florida ahead of Hawthorne, Micanopy, Archer, Alachua, and Waldo.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 11,000 people in Alachua County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 21% of people living in Gainesville have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 88% of Gainesville residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 32608 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Gainesville.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Alachua County, approximately 26,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

ISP Availability around University Of Florida and University Of Florida-Online

Within the 2 mile area around University Of Florida, the average home or apartment building has 2-3 options for an internet connection. The selection of internet internet choices close to University Of Florida-Online is practically the same.

Data Caps Among Gainesville Internet Service Providers

Internet providers have moved to increase the use of data limits onto their home Internet packages in recent years. This trend holds true for the Gainesville market, with local Internet choices such as Cox selling capped plans. This might not matter for most Internet subscribers, but it may affect those that stream a large amount of high-def content. Caps for cable packages tend to be around one Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of customers, according to a report from Comcast. Cox Communications customers in Gainesville are advised to verify data use policies before signing a contract, and not assume them based on online statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gainesville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 86.9%+ 100 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 90.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 25.6%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 20.9%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream DSL 10.9%+ 200 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 10.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 4.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 64.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 28.9%+ 940 Mbps
GRUCom Fiber 19.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 4.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 3.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.2%+ 50 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.3%+ -- Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.2%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Gainesville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gainesville 60.1 Mbps 11 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +355.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +58.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +56.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +67.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +67.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Gainesville

Great service, expensive

In our area Verizon is one of the only providers that works. Great service, fast loading speeds, customer service is wonderful. The cost is higher than what other carriers charge, but I do recommend Verizon if you are in a rural area.

Where does the data go?

I love AT&T and when I was searching for a cell phone without a contract, I went to them. But after 5 months I am wondering how is it possible that I am using 5 GB of data in two weeks??? When I look at their plan details, I see 450 photos , thousands of emails, etc. I don't use social media, I send photos mainly by text message which shouldn't count toward my data usage. I might upload 8 or 9 photos a month to CL or Ebay and before I know it all my data is used up and there is no record of where it went. I have looked at all their plans now and feel like maybe AT&T used to be a great choice back in the day but today there are better options. As far as voice and text, I have no complaints. Love the signal strength and the coverage but I need a better data plan. And when the data is used up???? Do you remember Prodigy.... the ISP that took five minutes to load half a page? That is the speed of AT&T when your data plan is used up.