What do I do if I suspect someone is stealing cable?
Cable theft is not a victimless crime. Although cable theft may have little of the social stigma attached to it that other kinds of theft may have, and some people actually brag about stealing services from the cable company, the person most directly affected and most hurt by cable theft is the authorized customer…you. Some examples of the ways that cable theft hurts the authorized customer include:
Poor Reception: When someone taps into our cable lines without authorization it begins a chain of events that in many cases affects the picture quality of paying customers.
Public Safety: It can threaten public safety by causing radar and police band interference.
Higher Costs: It can impact the monthly cost of cable.
There are both state and federal laws against cable theft. Sentences in federal and state court for theft of cable service have ranged from probation to prison, with fines and restitution ranging from several hundred dollars to millions of dollars.
Report Cable Theft
You can report cable theft by contacting our Technical Support Department using the Call Us link of the left. Please include as much information as possible when contacting us.