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richieace

join:2000-10-28
Copiague, NY

[OOL] Legal Two Family Apartment

In a legal two family apartment and both tenants have separate cable accounts, would Cablevision run two lines to the home or just one?

Rich


Jackarino
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They would probably run two because Apartment 1 might have one package and Apartment 2 might have another package hence they would run two lines to fulfill the individual specifics of the Apartment's package.
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RickNY
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reply to richieace
I was in this situation -- Cablevision ran a 2nd line from the pole when I added my account to the house.

They will run two lines for one reason -- if one tenant has no video services, they need to trap the line. If both tenants are on the same line, the 2nd tenant will be impacted by the trap if the 2nd tenant subscribes to video.

Don't let them NOT run a 2nd line.


Buyo

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reply to Jackarino
Or if one apt disconnected other would still work. Should be seperate drops


richieace

join:2000-10-28
Copiague, NY
reply to richieace
If Cablevision shutoff the online service of the second tenant would that disrupt the online service of the other tenant with only one cable drop to the home?

Thanks

frdrizzt

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said by richieace:

If Cablevision shutoff the online service of the second tenant would that disrupt the online service of the other tenant with only one cable drop to the home?

Thanks

If home 1 and home 2 share a drop, and home 2 canceled cable service, you can almost guarantee that the drop will be disconnected & home 1 would lose service until someone comes out to reconnect it (they can submit a "go back" request for the completed job on that account). However, it's easier for all parties involved going forward if each has their own drop, especially if the equipment is not near each other.


cableTVtek

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reply to richieace
Each account should have it's own drop.


obeythelaw
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Bayonne, NJ
reply to richieace
I live in a 2 family in NJ and I have two drops coming to the house for the 1st and 2nd floor. I never asked Cablevision they just that automatically, it seems.

milan22

join:2008-12-17
Newark, NJ
reply to richieace
said by richieace:

In a legal two family apartment and both tenants have separate cable accounts, would Cablevision run two lines to the home or just one?

Rich

Now for the million dollar question.

Why do you need to know? Either way both apartments would get full separate service. Regardless if it was one or two drops.

Just curious? or up to something.

hottboiinnc
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join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to cableTVtek
They should, but I'm sure (and i know of a couple) that only run one. and install a NID that controls everything.

They could do like they do on MDU typical- and put a metal box and everything be inside. One drop to the building. the metal box holds all the goodies.

But TWC - depending on the region- and if it was Adelphia or not before- will run 1 and split off that one outside.


limegrass69
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join:2008-05-28
reply to milan22
said by milan22:

said by richieace:

In a legal two family apartment and both tenants have separate cable accounts, would Cablevision run two lines to the home or just one?

Rich

Now for the million dollar question.

Why do you need to know? Either way both apartments would get full separate service. Regardless if it was one or two drops.

Just curious? or up to something.

What's to be "up to?" Everything except broadcast basic is encrypted at this point...and broadcast basic will likely be encrypted soon. The days of getting "free HBO" by throwing the tech a $20 are over!


Jmartz

join:2000-07-20
Tenafly, NJ
reply to richieace
They will not need to disconnect or trap anything going forward. Since it will be encrypted it wont matter if the signals are there. You won't get anything if you don't have an authorized cable box or cable card.


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reply to richieace
When they come out to connect it, just let them do their thing.

No charge to watch, but if you direct them there is an additional $20 charge, and if you help an additional $100.
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cableTVtek

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reply to hottboiinnc
said by hottboiinnc:

They should, but I'm sure (and i know of a couple) that only run one. and install a NID that controls everything.

They could do like they do on MDU typical- and put a metal box and everything be inside. One drop to the building. the metal box holds all the goodies.

But TWC - depending on the region- and if it was Adelphia or not before- will run 1 and split off that one outside.

Out here each account gets its own drop. If we install a lockbox there is feeder to a tap then each account gets it's own line from there. This wouldn't happen on a 2 family home.


sandman9r
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Bronx, NY
reply to richieace
I'm the landlord of a two family home in the Bronx and can attest that Cablevision drops two separate lines.


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reply to richieace
said by richieace:

In a legal two family apartment and both tenants have separate cable accounts, would Cablevision run two lines to the home or just one?

Rich

Time wanner Cable added a 2nd line here they had to use RG11 cable since it's a long run 200-300ft. The main house had a run from the pole in the back yard. that pole is about 500ft from where the 2nd drop is so it was ideal to run a new line from the closer pole.

said by frdrizzt:

said by richieace:

If Cablevision shutoff the online service of the second tenant would that disrupt the online service of the other tenant with only one cable drop to the home?

Thanks

If home 1 and home 2 share a drop, and home 2 canceled cable service, you can almost guarantee that the drop will be disconnected & home 1 would lose service until someone comes out to reconnect it (they can submit a "go back" request for the completed job on that account). However, it's easier for all parties involved going forward if each has their own drop, especially if the equipment is not near each other.

THIs is not ture

A retarded contractor disconnected the wrong line. we got a month credit out of it though »[TWC] dumb TWC contractors

the RG6 line was damaged( "messenger wire" was damaged) so much they had to run a new line it dropped, about 8ft off the ground
but they did upgrade it with rg11. because it had a larger/stronger "messenger wire" since our area has high winds


limegrass69
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said by Anonymous_:

THIs is not ture

A retarded contractor disconnected the wrong line. we got a month credit out of it though »[TWC] dumb TWC contractors

the RG6 line was damaged( "messenger wire" was damaged) so much they had to run a new line it dropped, about 8ft off the ground
but they did upgrade it with rg11. because it had a larger/stronger "messenger wire" since our area has high winds

I had the same thing happen to me in a single-family residential area. We have underground utilities and the contrator cut the wrong cables in the pedistal when my neighbor dropped cable and went to satellite. They sent someone out that day to fix it and gave me a credit for a couple of days.

frdrizzt

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Ronkonkoma, NY
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reply to Anonymous_
What part of that is not true? The probable accidental disconnect or the go-back that can be submitted from the job set up on the account scheduled to be disconnected?