Computer Services Suppliers
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- Listing of Suppliers of Hardware, Software and Services - in Cobourg - not just servicing Cobourg
- Comparison of Internet Service providers
- Listing of known Cobourg's Wireless Internet access hotspots
|AirNet||Wireless Internet Service Provider||Wireless System Installation|
|Cobourg Internet||Hosting||Web site Design (Portfolio)|
|Dixon Computing Solutions||Network support, servers||Repair, upgrades||Support|
|Dray Design Studio||Web Site Design|
|Eagle.ca||Internet Service Provider, Hosting||Web Site Design|
|Interpool||Hosting||Web Site Design, Consulting||Custom Software|
|Midtown Computers||Computer Service||Systems, peripherals|
|OnSite Computer||Computer Service|
|United TV Stereo||Satellite/Wireless Internet Service Provider - Xplornet||Installation of Satellite Service||Satellite peripherals|
Broadband/High Speed (Major ones in Cobourg Area only)
In addition, you can get "high-speed" Internet service via Cell Phone suppliers although it is not very cost effective.
|Eagle||Bell - Fibe 15/10||Cogeco - Turbo 20
|Technology||DSL (phone line)||DSL (phone line)||Cable||Wireless/Satellite|
|Speed Down (max)||6Mbps||Up to 15Mbps||20Mbps||512 Kbps|
|Speed Up (max)||800Kbps||10Mbps (max - location dependent)||2Mps||128 Kbps|
|Network availability *||OK||Excellent||Excellent||OK|
|Network problems||Some outages occur||Occasional email problems||Recently upgraded email. Excellent support.||Extreme weather causes outages|
|Bandwidth incl. in price||60GB/Mth||60GB/Mth||90GB/Mth||Variable|
|Extra Bandwidth||$2/GB/Mth||$1.50/GB/Mth OR
$5/month for 40GB
|$1.50/GB/Mth to $50/mth max.||Variable|
|Email Storage||10GB||100MB per account||2GB|
|Support availability||Business Hours||7 x 24||7 x 24||7 x 24|
|Support Quality||Excellent||Good||Very Good||Not known|
|Support communication quality||Excellent (Cobourg)||Very Good||Excellent (Oakville)||Not known|
|Support - visits to home||Occasional||Good||Good||Good|
|Home networking||No restriction - requires router||No restriction, supported - router in modem||Wireless modem $2.95 extra/mth||No restriction - requires router|
|Spam Blocking||Barracuda - moderate - many false positives - access available||MSN - excellent - low, standard or exclusive settings||Very Good - no adjustments - access available||Poor - use gmail!|
|Cost per month (after initial specials)||$48/month||$53.95/month||$60.95/month||Min. $49.99/month|
|Deduction for bundling||N/A||$4/month||$10/month||N/A|
|Deduction for buying a modem (~$150)||$5/month||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wireless Modem||No||Included||Add $2.95/mth or purchase|
|Installation/ Activation fee||$55 (if req'd) + $50 Modem deposit||$49.95||$30-$50||Min. $300|
|Local presence||Excellent||None||Some (via TV)||Local dealer|
|Comment by Cobourg Internet||Local business.||Good uptime. Support willing but weak. Has potentially faster upload if needed.||Best. Higher price if you need them to supply a wireless router.||Only if others not available|
*No Internet service is as reliable as a standard phone. Internet service considered good would be 99.9% which is about 9 hours outage per year. By comparison, phones are currently at 99.999% or 5 minutes outage per year.
It is NOT recommended to use anyone's VOIP for your only phone.
Wireless service by Cellular is available from Bell, Telus (Eagle is the dealer) and Rogers offices in Cobourg. Choose depending on availability of coverage in your exact location. Bandwidth per month is only 0.5GB for cheapest plans.
Eagle connectivity is provided by Bell but server and support is by Eagle.
This comparison is applicable to the consumer level service. Data above is for services in Cobourg. All supply multiple email accounts.
See also Internet reliability.