Is our coaxial network good enough?
In every house there is a so-called coaxial, sometimes also called aerial, network for the distribution of Cable-TV or locally received radio/TV.
Coaxial cable, used from the 1970s, can handle a frequency range of up to 1600 MHz, and in many cases up to 2400 MHz. Cable-TV and radio uses a frequency range below 862 MHz. In many buildings, however, the network includes so-called splitters and dividers that only works up to 450 or 550 MHz.
In such networks these components need be replaced with splitters and dividers that can handle frequencies up to 1500 MHz. The cost to upgrade such a network is just a fraction of the cost for a new residential broadband network. Such an upgrade may in many cases even improve the quality of the TV picture.
We, or our local partner, need to get in touch with the company which has built and/or maintains the coaxial network in order to understand the networks’ structure and status and to decide whether it needs to be upgraded.