A co-worker just showed me a quote to have Time Warner Cable run service
to his house. TWC told him that the nearest point for them to tie into
an existing junction is ~7000 feet away.
They said that they would be happy to run cable to his house. All he has
to do is pay them $44,000.
He's planning to stick with satellite for now.
On Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:45:35 -0800, "taxed and spent"
I already have cable hanging on the side of my house and I still went
I don't know about TW but Comcast sucks. When we had a small
independent cable company it was great but comcast soured me on the
whole business. Lousy service, reliability sucks and they really don't
care when you complain about it.
I had my most enjoyable day with comcast when I cut the cable and set
their equipment out by the mailbox.
On Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12:57:42 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
I have cable at home, satellite at work.
Every time we get a severe rain or snow storm, the satellite either
freaks out or goes out - sometimes for hours. That never happens with
cable. The cable outages have been so few and far between as to be
I've always looked at it this way: On the worst nights of the year,
those nights when I'm going to want to be inside, possibly watching
TV, why would I want to to use a system that is prone to be unreliable
during those very times?
I imagine Sundays in winter when I want to watch football and my
satellite goes out because of a blizzard. No thanks, I'm good with
On Fri, 4 Dec 2015 10:12:53 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
My experience is the opposite here. The cable went out all the time. I
had to turn off the logging on my weather station because it was full.
After a hurricane, the TV was out for a week and internet was over 2
weeks. They just have too much equipment hanging on poles.
The service really sucks. My wife has a commercial Comcast account and
they are no better. (799 captive customers and the whole HOA office)
I have Dish and DSL now. The DSL pretty much never goes out and if it
does, it is only a few minutes. It always seems to be fixed at the CO.
The sat only goes out in the worst storm and that doesn't last that
long. If the storm is that bad I want to see what the local weather
says about it and I get that over the air anyway. OTH never goes out.
Friend had to pay abut $ 3500 for cable to his house. The cable went by the
road,but his house was was off the road. He paid it as his wife did a lot
of web page writing at home and he also did a lot of internet for some of
No other option at the timefor the high speed internet he needed.
On Friday, December 4, 2015 at 1:02:00 PM UTC-5, Ralph Mowery wrote:
I just did some Googling. I'm seeing people complaining about quotes
from TWC for ~$3K to run hardline 500 ft from the road to the house.
I did some math:
7000 ft/500 ft = 14
14 X $3K = $42K
Seems like the $44K that my co-worker showed me is right in line with
what others have been quoted.
For 7000 feet probably not too much out of range. That cable probably costs
2 to 4 dollars a foot, then some poles (lease from power company) or burry
cost and maybe an amplifier or two.
I had cable up to a few months ago. They seemed to keep going up and when
they wanted to install digital boxes at each tv and charge for them , I went
to direct tv and kept the cable for the internet. Direct tv had a special
low rate for a year and some premium stations for a low rate for a while.
They even want to charge several dollars a month for the modem , or you can
buy your own which is what I did.
About 3 months ago they upped the speed from 15 to 50 meg. The modem I had
was not rated for that , so bought the one they recommended on their web
site and only get from 22 to 35 meg for the download. I do get about 5.5 to
6 meg on the upload which they rate at 5.
Don't recall what the old modem would do on the 50 meg rated system, but
probably should have just kept it as it is rated for about 30 or 35 meg.
You are not going any faster than the slowest link in the data path so
don't get to jolly on what a speed test tells you.
It is like SPF numbers on suntan lotion.
If I was trying to justify running a mile and a half of hardline, I
would certainly look at sat as an option. Data is expensive but yikes,
so is the cable.
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