Internet Service Providers in
Gainesville, FL

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15 internet providers in Gainesville, FL

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Fiber Internet 24% coverage in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
Speeds up to245 Mbps
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5G Home Internet 72% coverage in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Cable & Fiber Internet 99% coverage in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Satellite Internet 99% coverage in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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Satellite Internet 99% coverage in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable
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Fixed Wireless Internet 99% coverage in Gainesville, FL Reliability data not available
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Cable & DSL Internet 95% coverage in Gainesville, FL Reliability data not available
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DSL Internet 47% coverage in Gainesville, FL Reliability data not available
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Fiber Internet 9% coverage in Gainesville, FL Reliability data not available
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Mobile Internet Available in Gainesville, FL Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable
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Gainesville, FL provider recommendations

AT&T Fiber: Fastest speeds

AT&T Fiber internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Fiber network
pro Speeds up to 5,000Mbps
pro Discounts available
con
Cons
con Limited availability

AT&T is the best option in Gainesville for fiber internet with high speeds. The service is available in just a quarter of the city. But if you're lucky enough to live in those areas, you'll love the stable connection, symmetrical speeds, gigabit capabilities, and relatively affordable prices. You get unlimited data, you don’t have to worry about an annual contract or equipment fees, and you can even get a $20 discount when you bundle your internet with a qualifying AT&T cellular plan.

You don’t need AT&T’s 5,000Mbps plan to be satisfied with your service. For most households, the 500Mbps plan is more than sufficient. Luckily, the service has lower-speed packages too. And if you ever need to bump up your connection, you can easily switch to a higher plan.

Best AT&T Fiber internet plan for most people: 500Mbps speed; 500Mbps for $65.00/mo.

Unless you have an unusually large household or like to stream UF Gators highlights on multiple TVs simultaneously, 500Mbps should cover your monthly internet needs. The plan costs $65 a month, which is an eminently reasonable price. And if your cell phone is with AT&T and you enroll in autopay, you can even lower your monthly bill to $45 a month.

Cox: Best availability

Cox internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Cable network
pro Speeds up to 2,000Mbps
pro Widely available
con
Cons
con Expensive

Cox is a great cable internet provider with wide availability and fast speeds. The Cox cable plans are slower than AT&T Fiber's but still quite fast, reaching up to 2,000Mbps. Its biggest strength, though, is in its availability. You can get Cox cable internet almost anywhere in Gainesville, making it both easy to sign up for and just as easy to keep if you have to move.

Best Cox internet plan for most people: 500 Mbps; 500Mbps for $90.00/mo.

The $90-per-month 500Mbps plan covers your daily internet tasks with speed to spare. The plan is on the expensive side, but you can get $15 a month off if you sign up for a Cox Mobile cell phone plan. At that speed, you can work, learn, game, stream, and spend time diving down YouTube and Instagram rabbit holes that rival the Devil's Millhopper.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Budget option

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro More affordable than other providers
pro Widely available
pro Free installation
con
Cons
con Slower than other providers

If your budget feels pinched, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet may be the answer. At $60 a month, this 5G internet service is more affordable than many of its competitors. It's also a bit slower, with a less stable connection, but it still delivers plenty of bandwidth for small and midsized households.

This home internet service works over T-Mobile's 5G cellular network, and setup is quick and easy. You don’t have to worry about fees for equipment or installation, and you get unlimited data too. Capitalizing on its existing network means T-Mobile already has infrastructure in place, so the service is readily available in most parts of Gainesville—no waiting for workers to lay cables.

Best T-Mobile 5G Home Internet plan for most people: T-Mobile 5G Home Internet; 75–245 Mbps for $60.00/mo.

Through 5G Home Internet, you can get up to 245Mbps download speeds for the (relatively) low price of $60 a month. That’s not the fastest service you could get, but if you live in a small family or with a couple of roommates, 245Mbps is plenty for all your connected devices.

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AT&T
pro Speeds up to 5000 Mbps
pro Fiber connections
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
T-Mobile Home Internet
pro Speeds up to 245 Mbps
pro 5G + Home connections

Tech type availability in Gainesville, FL

Fiber availability

74%

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Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

Cable availability

99%

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Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps.

DSL availability

86%

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DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

Satellite availability

100%

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Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Fastest internet plans and providers in
Gainesville, FL

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

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Max Download Speed
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Easy Internet Now
5000 MbpsDSL
Easy Internet Now
5000 MbpsFiber
ATT
5000 MbpsFiber

Internet availability faster than 100Mbps by region

Gainesville

100%

Florida

97%

How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Internet provider averages in
Gainesville, FL

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Average download speed

125 Mbps
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Average upload speed

41 Mbps
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Average latency time

43 ms

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