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I have an unused Comcast high-speed internet self-install kit from 2006. It has two coils of extension cable, and a splitter, and some screws.

The name of the cable is "extension cable" printed on the package. I wonder if that is its actual name?

As ethernet cables are always useful, I wonder if the extension cables are totally worthless and should be tossed into a trash can?

Or are they usable for some other purposes, or even sellable?


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That's just a regular coaxial cable and splitter, which can be used for routing cable television signals around the house. It's not proprietary to Comcast. They probably buy them in bulk from another supplier, in fact.

You can keep them if you feel you might need them (like if you get another TV).

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Thanks! (1) There won't be a TV in my place. Does it mean the things are useless? (2) How much do they cost in stores that sell them? –  Tim Aug 27 '12 at 21:04
@Tim Only useless to you. It's not that expensive to buy them in the store. Check online and see what they charge. If you don't want to keep it around, you could probably give it to a friend or sell it on eBay. These cables can be used in many circumstances. I usually just put them in a drawer, as I occasionally will need one when I reconfigure my entertainment center or add equipment. –  Ben Richards Aug 27 '12 at 21:08
Thanks! Are they useful for computers and peripherals? –  Tim Aug 27 '12 at 21:10
@Tim Other than cable Internet? It depends, but these days it's unlikely unless you get a TV tuner PCI card for your computer. –  Ben Richards Aug 27 '12 at 21:17
Or cable internet... which he already has apparently. –  ekaj Aug 27 '12 at 21:18

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