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wiring house

I purchased a very old (1892) home in SW Washington state. I will be rewiring it with RG-6 coax and cat-5e or cat-6 ethernet. There is 2 coax coming from the pole to my house. I was told by one technician (at house) that it is best to split them between internet and cable. I have cable, internet and phone. If splitting them is best I will run one coax to my modem and the other will be run to a splitter and/or a distribution amplifier for TV.

Thank you,

Steven Thomas

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Not true. One drop line is all that is needed to carry both services. Besides, you don't even know which one (if either) is actually connected to the feed / tap on the pole. You'll likely need a tech out to connect / reconnect one of them.



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A tech was out and he barreled one cable from the pole to the cable I ran directly to my modem. The othe cable from the pole is connected to a splitter that runs to the TV's.
I'll have to keep my eye open for a comcast van so I can ask "why 2 drops"?
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Suprised that he didn't eliminate one of them. One drop line is the typical S.O.P.



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Re: wiring house

The tech did two drops to my home to, but it has something to do with levels on the X1 box being too low for on demand streaming plus me having  1Gbps plan.  I don't think it's common but it solved some issue he saw in the testing of X1 for me at the X1 installation.