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Question DetailsAsked on 1/4/2014

how to switch cable providers

what does a technician need to do at my house to switch from on cable provider to another

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Most areas do not have service from more than one cable provider - usually one cable provider, one telephone company in a given area. If you do have access to more than one, then if they are totally hardwire they will probably have to run a new cable from their termination point (on power pole or drop box along street) to your house. Commonly free or low cost with new service, especially if you negotiate with them because you are changing from a competitor.

If they use cable to termination relays and then wireless to individual houses, then probably just installing a reception box at yor house to pick up their signal, plus of course install their cable box at TV's/ computers.

If direct TV via phone line, then usually they just give you a connection box when you go in to sign up, to plug into a wall phone outlet and you are ready to go - commonly does not require a visit by them at all.

Be sure to check your current contract to be sure you will not be paying a penalty to the existing company for termination dudring a contract period.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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