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Dish and Comcast internet

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#21 OFFLINE   Wilf



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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:04 AM

The new service that Echostar is providing is not Hughesnet. It is suppose to start in the next few weeks and is aimed at rural customers at first.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:21 AM

I have Comcast for Internet because they're all that's in my neighborhood.

Their cable comes in at the street penetration with the electric and goes directly to my cable modem, one run, that's it. My Dish stuff runs through a new penetration to my home distribution location. Never the twain shall meet.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

I have Dish with Comcast economy internet $39 bought my modem no lease fees apply.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

The new service that Echostar is providing is not Hughesnet. It is suppose to start in the next few weeks and is aimed at rural customers at first.


It started a couple of months ago, but it really doesn't apply to this thread
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#25 OFFLINE   Grandude


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

I have both Dish and Comcast. Comcast is cable and Limited Basic as in our area it was pretty much the same price as just cable.

If your house is in the construction phase, have the electrician run a pair of RG6 to all rooms from a central point near the power entrance/ house ground. Since it is a 'new' house, I would assume there will not be a tree problem for the dish location which should be as close as possible to the power entrance for easy grounding to the common house ground.

Since Dish has been so reliable I haven't had to use the limited basic cable but do have it running to my PC area and my primary TV area. I wanted to see if it was possible so I diplexed the Dish and cable on one coax to the back bedroom. Works fine. I did add a small 4 output amp to drive the cable signal since I was running it all over the house too.

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#26 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

Many cable companies sell internet without TV. There is typically an additional fee, since they tend to build the cable installation/maintenance cost into the TV part.

I think the simplest installation would just keep it all separate. ie: if they don't share any wiring, then there's not much to mess up or any fingers to point. eg: the internet can connect to a router, and never see any Dish or interior TV wiring.

I have COX Cable for Internet only. No additional fees, in fact no franchise fees or other quasi-taxes that they would otherwise charge for cable and/or telco service. I have a service called "Internet Starter". They do not advertise it on their web page because they want everyone to pay for additional bandwidth. If all you do is surf the net and can live with a DSL quality speed you can get the service for $28.99/mo.

In case you were wondering, my telco service stinks as far as getting broadband (even my dial up speeds were terrible). I'm too far from the CO to get anything above basic DSL which would be $20/mo. The Telco (at&t) wanted $200 to install since I don't directly subscribe to their POTS service. I said no thank you and got COX instead.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

What they did at my house was use the main splitter for Dish's cable straight from the Dish and then they ran a line from my attic to the room where the Comcast modem is.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

I have both DISH and COMCAST. My bill for Comcast is only $41 for 35Gbps. Here's what to do. When you sign up for Comcast, ask about ALL the packages. When I re-signed last time, internet only was going to be about $60+ per month. If I added a basic TV package, they gave me a 2 year deal for $35/month 1st year and $45/month for the second year. I don't use the comcast TV. The wiring is completely separate.

If either company should 'purposefully' mess up the other's installation, there would be severe repurcussions. I don't think it's a worry.

Make sure they install separate cables.

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