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Do I need a coax cable for Internet service?

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Do I need a coax cable for Internet service?

My apartment is in an old house and we don't have a coax cable that I can find.  We also don't have a landline or cable TV.  Comcast rep says you need a coax cable coming into the house to connect to the modem for Internet.  I read online about Comcast Hot Spots, but not sure what that is.  Can anyone help figure out what I need to get Internet when I don't have phone line or cable TV? Thanks!

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Re: Do I need a coax cable for Internet service?

You can subscribe to Xfinity wi-fi service, but you must be very close to a xfinitywifi hotspot.  If you open your network settings for your wifi look for any xfinitywifi connections, which must be close by.

 

http://wifi.xfinity.com

 

You do need a coax connection from the street to the location of the modem if you want to subscribe to conventional Comcast internet service.  A Comcast installer would need to run the coax cable, but will need written permission from the landlord on a rental property.

 

You might want to check your local telephone company if they can serve your location with already installed wiring.