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otterbay
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independent cable installers / technical experts: anyone know some?

I have some internal wiring situations (45-year-old house with RG59 inside the walls) that needs some diagnosing and possible solutions.

I'm looking for someone who understands 'cable ingress', has the measurement tools needed to diagnose and expertise to offer suggestions/alternatives if problems are found.

Yes, I'm sure Cox has people as well, but their goal is to serve Cox first.  

Anyone know of any freelancers/companies who would be capable of this?

thanks

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    I would just call a local electrician for a referral...maybe even a few electricians for referrals..

    • otterbay's avatar
      otterbay
      Contributor

      hmm, ok.  Not sure electricians are equipped for that, but I know a place where they all hang out, so I'll ask.  We used to have an independent cable installer in town, but he retired ­čś×

      • Bruce's avatar
        Bruce
        Honored Contributor III

        I'm not recommending an electrician; however, an electrician could recommend a local contractor to run your coax.  If you're to subscribe to any broadband service, you'll need to replace your RG59 with RG6.

        RG59 is old and only good for ham radio and low-def CCTV cameras nowadays.

        Just because someone retires, it doesn't mean they won't do it (wink).