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TrevorSaldana
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  2:22:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are moving into a complex with included cable service from one provider but we want to get internet service from a different cable company due to speed and pricing. Is it possible to have service from both at the same time in an apartment or will they conflict? Customer service has indicated that it’s not a problem is this true? https://www.ckitchen.com

Edited by - TrevorSaldana on 08/02/2019 12:54:01 AM

BLH
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  3:26:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have two cable companies in the same location?
If they are two separate companies. They would each have their own cable system.

I doubt you will have two sets of feeds into your apartment. As each would need its own separate connection to you.
Many apartments may also have a exclusive contract from a provider and the other one would not be able to get into your apartment.

So in theory they would not interfere with each other except if both are also using Wi-Fi and you could actually get both cable feeds in to your apartment.
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  5:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They cannot combine multiple services on a single coaxial wire, but you may be in luck if one service is delivered by twisted pair or one or both services are delivered via fiber connection. You’ll have to contact your preferred service providers to see what they offer to your address.
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BLH
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Posted - 07/31/2019 :  04:18:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One more thing to look at. The total cost per month.
The complexes cost may includes things like fees and taxes. Though you could get a surprise there also. They should be able to tell you what added fees maybe added if any.

Read the Internet providers information. The cost they show probably has some small print. Basically saying there are added fees. That are not in the advertised cost. Like interface rental or other fees. The total cost will be higher than the advertised cost.
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