Hi, I need broadband. I was wondering if anyone here is a Cable worker or something and they can explain to me the technical stuff. Here's my story:
I was desperate for broadband. The house I live in is 20 years old, it's not new and it isn't too "in the middle of nowhere" I mean, I can see my neighbors houses from my house (2.5 acre lots or so) I guess you call it a "ranch" this is California by the way. Anyway, we didn't have Cable TV, so we got DishNetwork, and we couldn't get DSL or Cable Hi-Speed, so I got a dial-return satellite internet (which is the sux0rz) anyway, I was talking to my friend and hes like "dude, you can get Cable anywhere, it doesn't matter, just call the cable company and they'll install it" So anyway, half a mile away from my house is like a huge neighborhood, and I KNOW they have cable because I don't see any atennaes on their houses (to pick up local channels) and therefore they must also have cable hi-speed. So I called comcast, and he's like "we should be serving any house in your area, but your house isn't coming up on our computer", which I'm used to by now, but still awed. He said in 7-10 days someone will drive to our house and check the "signal strength" (for distance). If its strong enough I can get cable tv/internet ( I want the internet more!! ) and I got my fingers crossed. So can anyone explain what is meant by "signal strength" or explain more technical terms of how I can get cable etc. Thanks for your help and reading my post, which I know isn't very grammatically correct because I'm very tired and half-asleep, so thank you.