I live in Tornado Alley. A few years ago, we had a really bad storm come through. Over 200,000 homes lost power for days from downed trees and power lines. I lost power for 4 days, but worse (not really but it seemed like it! ) a huge tree branch came down and took out my cable drop. No Internet or cable TV for 10 days! However, once the cable guy finally came out, he replaced the entire drop from the junction box on the pole to my house. The old cable was split outside and then fed to different floors of the house. But he went a step further. He left me enough cable that I could pull the cable drop from the pole into my house, across and through the basement ceiling joists and up through the floor into the closet in my computer room. So I now have a direct (no splices or splitters) run from the pole to the splitter in my closet. That splitter then feeds my modem from one splitter output and all the TVs from the other output. No more exterior splitters vulnerable to the harsh weather extremes here in Nebraska. But that's not even the best of it! Here's the big point. The old cable was high quality, exterior grade, but it was RG-59. It was replaced with high quality exterior grade RG-6. RG-6 is still 75Ω cable, but it supports much higher frequencies, has a much bigger conductor (for lower signal loss per 100 feet), and much better shielding - all of which provide much better/faster Internet support and superior high-resolution TV/video image quality. I didn't even realize the old cable (which was at least 15 years old - it was there when I bought the house) was degrading both my Internet performance and my TV signals. But clearly it was. My Internet service instantly became rock solid stable and faster, and image quality on all the TVs improved dramatically too. I felt like a poorly sighted person getting his first pair of glasses - never realizing what I was missing before. So make sure all your coaxial cables are RG-6 too.