what kind of coax should I buy to run lines for high speed internet and HD TV. I was told Shaw uses Belden. Where can I buy the high quality cable?
Good question Ricoman.
Our two currently approved cables are Commscope and TFC tri-shield cables. Both of these cables consist of a 60% braid, and two foils.
Quad shield in many cases is a bit of overkill. It can be costly, and it can also become difficult to Connectorize even with universal connectors we have standardized on. The attenuation delta between a Dual, and a Quad RG6 is almost nonexistant. The main advantage to a trishield over a dual is in the RF shielding, helping to prevent Egress and Ingress.
As mentioned before, I think one of the retail stores should be able to help you out with getting some of the Shaw approved RG6 coax.
You can purchase coaxial cable from some of our retail offices (we'd could confirm if you can provide your location). We generally use Commscope or Belden. Usually though, we would take care of any wiring for you as part of an installation. Do you already have our services?
As long as it is RG-6 cable, you should be good, RG-6 quad-shield is a bit better yet.
Suppose a better question to answer where to buy, is how much do you need?
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