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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?
I would just call a local electrician for a referral...maybe even a few electricians for referrals..
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
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).
Let me add this: if you're to subscribe to gigabit service and Cox can run fiber-optic cable to your HOUSE, you won't even need coaxial cable at all.
Cox will need to come to your house and install all terminals and run a portion of fiber to your ONT (modem).
Not sure if Cox runs fiber in our area. Practically every house in this neighborhood is likely run with RG59 in the walls, as most are from the 50's to 80's. We have no problem with download speeds, as a recent test of a new cable modem showed we were capable of 400mBp, streaming works fine, etc. The problem is we may have some frayed lines in the walls, very looooonnnnng home-runs that couldn't be redone without ripping out all our drywall. If they had to be replaced, running cable all over the outside of the house isn't really what would be the first choice, you know?
If the older cables are damaged, and are sending ingress back into the system, it's likely Cox will want to find a way to stop that. What's a drag is none of this is any problem for the technology it was meant for, but instead a problem for technology that wasn't even invented. I'd have to think the average customer wouldn't be happy paying to re-run internal house wiring because a monopoly can't handle bandwidth in it's nodes (the problem here, as Cox hasn't split up our neighbor hood into smaller, 50-home nodes: ours is still part of a 1969 500 home system. Funny that THEY aren't upgrading, but they may demand we do.