Normally when we talk about the weather in its relation to severe storms and disaster recovery. However, there are products that can be affected by even wind and rain. One of those products is satellite cable, which can lose its signal in even light wind and rain conditions.
The biggest problem is that unlike Fiber-based Cable services, a satellite cable signal must travel through miles of airspace before it reaches a home. When a signal has to travel over the air for so long, it can degrade or be otherwise affected by the weather. Land-based Cable services, such as ours, is largely transmitted over wire lines, which keeps the signal far more stable.
Given that Nebraska gets dozens of thunderstorms per year, the average satellite TV risks losing its signal for as much as a month a year!
Great Plains Communications spends a great deal of time and resources making sure that every channel we provide is crystal-clear and stable as possible. Our Cable department is always looking for better ways to transport your Cable signal from upgrades to our state-of-the-art transport system to finding the best local network feeds. We are always striving to be better.
When thunderstorms or blizzards come your way, make sure you have television to keep an eye on the storm, there is nothing worse than going to the TV to check out local weather and only get a “looking for signal” screen. If you would like to know more, we encourage you to call 1.855.853.1483