cable internet & rain- connection between them.

this is from 2008:
do you see this still in 2015 as reality at times (when it rains)..

(dsl/fios does not have this problem, does it?)
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It seems that the problem was never completely identified in that article.  And it is not a 'cable' problem so much as a problem with any landline method where the cables, boxes and connectors are not completely sealed.  Even regular dial-up phone line can have those kinds of problems.  

Water getting into the equipment is a pretty rare problem these days.  They try very hard to seal the equipment properly because it gets pretty expensive to go back and fix it.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
a non-sealed connection anywhere in the chain from the distribution source to your endpoint can exhibit this problem.  Doesn't matter if it is cable/fios/telephone/dsl same goes with an intermittent connection. The only difference is where the problem is will determine how many customers are affected. There are actual training sessions involved in how to seal a connection and it may entail using two or more different kinds of tape for an exposed connection.  i.e. rubber tape covered in vinyl covered by friction tape.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is really up to the cable company to provide a cable impervious to water to the building. My cable at the street end is inside a cable box and is sealed and (largely) dry. The cable is continuous RG-6U to inside the house where it IS dry.

It has been raining here heavily and non-stop for about 24 hours and the rain continues. Cable service is perfect.

dsl/fios does not have this problem, does it?  <--- Of course it has the same problems if improperly installed (and old multi pair phone cables can be really bad).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, and may be relevant to you, direct burial signal cable is good for about a decade. My ISP has changed the cable 4 times in my home - twice because I complained of poor signal (rain and dry).
We had two bad storms last week that broke our tomato plants in half. Our cable modem internet went out during one of these storms. It lasted about 45 minutes. The outage.

During rainy periods there may be more users and the connection could be slower than if the weather was nicer. Higher than regular user demand during bad weather can cause slowdown for cable modem users

Bad weather can be more than just rain. You won't have a computer connection at all in the case of a power outage.

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25112Author Commented:
helpful to understand this.. thx
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@25112 - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
We have cable modem and having connection issues related to an investment program with streaming data. The source of the data told us "do not" switch to wireless internet, it will create a whole new set of issues. So, we stay with what we have.

Good luck to you with your setup......
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