Coshocton, Ohio sits in the east central part of the state where the Tuscarawas and Walhonding rivers meet to form the Muskingum River. Home to just under 12,000 people, the town has unique stores and shops, a large artistic population, and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Coshocton offers its residents a small-town feel, with big- city amenities -- including high-speed Internet access.
Residents in Coshocton have two options for Internet service: cable and digital subscriber lines or DSL. Services are offered from three different companies; Time Warner and Windstream offer cable Internet access, while Local Net offers high-speed DSL access.
LocalNet has been in operation since 1994, and offers a high-speed Internet DSL product in the Coshocton, Ohio area. LocalNet offers speeds up to 5 megabits per second or Mbps, an "always on" connection, virus protection and a secondary dial-up connection. Monthly DSL packages range from $30 for 1 Mbps uploads to $50 for 5 Mbps as of July 2011.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable offers several high-speed Internet packages for residents of the Coshocton, Ohio area. The least expensive package offers 512 kilobits per second or Kbps upload and 7 Mbps download speeds, while the most expensive package offers 1 Mbps upload and 10 Mbps download speeds. Package prices range from $35 to $90 a month as of July 2011. Mobile broadband connections are also available for certain packages.
Windstream offers three monthly packages for residents in the Coshocton, Ohio area. The least expensive package offers 3 Mbps upload speeds for $40, the most popular package offers 6 Mbps uploads for $45 and the most expensive package gives customers 12 Mbps for $50 a month. Prices are as of July 2011. Free email and online bill pay are also available.
Choosing between cable and DSL is less about performance and more about personal preference. If you're considering bundling services such as Internet, cable television and telephone, a cable connection will probably best serve your needs. However, if you simply desire high-speed Internet access, DSL is a viable option.
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