6 Steps to Start a Cable Company

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How to start a cable company!

Are you interested in starting your own cable company? But starting any business can be really frustrating and irritating especially if you are a newcomer to the field! But before you start your own cable company there are a few things you should be aware of like,

  • You will need basic technical knowledge about cables before you can start your company. Although several companies are willing to train dealers about their products, it’s always better to have a working knowledge about the product you have to sell to make a better sales man.
  • You need to be aware of newer technological advances in the field of cables and how to transfer that knowledge to sales.
  • Market research is really important. As a small company you cannot afford to spend a lot of money on the making and storage of the cables required for customers. Most of the companies run on the understanding that a small inventory is kept ready while orders come through stock are prepared to fill the orders. Find out what type of customers you can count on for your orders and then decide on making the inventory for storage. For this you’ll have to research the customers you have and how much stock you need to provide for it.
  • Planning is crucial to starting a new business. Make sure you have a detailed business plan for setting up your cable company and follow it to the tee. A good business plan acts as a detailed game plan on how much you can afford to spend on your business and when! Most new businesses fail due to poor money management and too quick expansion. With a good business plan, that shouldn’t happen to you.
  • As the investment required for running your company will be quite high find out whether you are happy running it on your own or want to have a partner to help you out with the finances and the decisions. You may require more than one person deciding on how you are going to set up your company and where.
  • Take the time to gather your clients and inform them of your services and what you are offering. Offer discounts for clients who buy in bulk and have a lot of future sales. Research the market to find out where you can have more clients like the cables required for setting up lighting shops and for wedding receptions. All of these require cabling and frequent repairs.

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87 Comments

  • Dwaun Marshall said on February 20, 2009
    So, how would I go about the knowledge of Marketing sales of an cable company?
  • Michael Woods said on August 10, 2009
    I need information on starting a cable company in my community. I have land to put the towers on.
  • keli said on September 14, 2009
    I need information on how to start a cable company
  • vasudeva reddy said on October 14, 2009
    hi viewers, i am also interested in starting a cable business, if any respected person is interested or planing to have a partner call me on 9010221933 or mail me at vasu2118@yahoo.co.in thanking one and all
  • Nitesh Rajput said on January 2, 2010
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  • ananth said on January 26, 2010
    hi, this is ananth, i would like to start a cable company. plz give me information regarding that. mantraalayam, kurnool, andhra pradesh
  • Ryan said on February 19, 2010
    I would like to start data/fiber company BISCI certified F0A certified I would like information please.
  • ariel said on March 4, 2010
    I'm looking to start my cable company on Philadelphia hit me up through email for partner afmr_89@hotmail.com
  • julissa said on March 20, 2010
    I have an idea for cable users but no one will listen. serious people only! thank you
  • nic said on April 2, 2010
    hi julissa, whats up with ur idea? mind to share? weihan87@gmail.com
  • julissa said on April 6, 2010
    Again I have a great idea for cable companies but I have no idea how to go about it. its a feature that makes so much sense but anyway if anyone is interested in helping me with this idea I would greatly appreciate it. serious responses please 4132216388 no private calls either
  • Brian said on April 13, 2010
    I am really interested in owning my own business. What better way than to do something I know about. Please send me some info. on how to get started ASAP.
  • toby said on April 14, 2010
    My name is Toby and I am interested in starting a cable company in the area. I have been in the satellite business for about five years so I have a lot of experience in the field. I have also been working on my own for the past 5 years so I am used to working without supervision.
  • Gen said on April 25, 2010
    So is there a way to use the cable already laid by comcast and take over their market if can convince the customers to switch, or does comacast have the monopoly on the market because the laid all the cables? Thanks for help with this.
  • Karen said on May 22, 2010
    Dear Gen, I would love to here if you found anything out from your question. I would love for someone to take over all of comcasts customers and put them out of business, someone needs to think seriously about this I know I have. Thanks
  • Shawn said on May 27, 2010
    Karen and Gen - here is what I know. You cannot use the lines that Comcast uses to compete with them because they own the lines. A cable company puts the lines up at their own expense. What you would have to do is put up your own lines on the poles -called an over-build. In order to do this, you have to have pole attachment agreements, as built maps and franchise agreements with each town you plan to build. It is costly and the only way it would work would be to have a solid business plan, a state of the art head end and offer the high end technically advanced features such as triple play. Anything short of fiber to the home will land you bankrupt. Feel free to fire off any questions. I have been in the industry for 15 years and can answer any question you have. Good luck.
  • edison said on June 1, 2010
    am kenyan telecommunication student plz help me on how to setup a cable company
  • JR said on June 13, 2010
    Hi I'm Located in Catalina island and I would like to start a in room video advertising for Hotels that will show when a guests turns to a blank channel as well as where they will have their own network set up and wired to each of the rooms either using current wires or running a new wiring set up. any ideas??
  • annie said on June 24, 2010
    Shawn, What if i have a fantastic idea for the cable companies if they liked it could i sell it to them?
  • jason said on June 27, 2010
    I am fed up with the cable company and there prices. I would like to start my own cable company so i can list my prices and channel line up.
  • Stanley said on July 10, 2010
    Newark, New Jersey, United States. Want my own or share cable company. stcrow61@hotmail.com Want my own or share cable company.
  • manish said on September 20, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a cable manufacturing company. Need a reliable machine supplier
  • Andre said on September 22, 2010
    Shawn- I have a few questions. Or please email me : Icon_estrada@hotmail.com
  • Peter Muller said on September 27, 2010
    Hi I have the opportunity to acquire about 100 miles of coax and fiber cable in a rural town in Tenn and would like to know where I could get the equipment for the Head and the cost. I have 30+ years in outside plant and tele equipment. I would be Leasing Modems for High Speed Internet only at inception. who do i contact about getting the Internet connection. Thanks Pete
  • Ignatius said on October 2, 2010
    i am from Gaborone, Botswana. i would like to start up Optic fiber cable company. i have studied Btech in Electrical Engineering, optic electronics as one of my major subjects. any one who is interested can join me and we can start the company together
  • Gary Sells said on October 4, 2010
    Hi, I am Gary and I live in Baltimore, Maryland and have been in the cable business for 30 years. I would like to start a partnership business. Please send me a email me if you would like to chat more. Twohopeton@comcast.net. Thanks and I will be looking for an email.
  • Israel M said on November 30, 2010
    Hi there I'm located in California I'm a business Marketing Major. I also am sick of the cable companies high costs and before I ran into this page I thought it was impossible to start my own cable company. I have a very good solution to high cable cost. along with many great ideas that I see and interested in partnerships it looks like we have all it takes to create a new cable company. My idea will create consumer interest and i feel it can gain market share quickly. Please contact me if you are serious Ill be contacting some of you as well. Thanks
  • julissa said on March 18, 2011
    guess i'm gonna try this again i have a great idea to good for entering any game show thats for sure so another year lets see what happens fab idea for tv need to make it happen
  • greg said on April 14, 2011
    No one has touched on how you source the channels which you would like to rebroadcast. I would like TCM, ENCORE Westerns, and a bunch like that...who do we contact? Does anyone have links to companies which sell equipment and can help you set up your own station?
  • Jason said on April 22, 2011
    I hate how one company has channels another don't. I want to create my own company for cable to provided every American Channel there is. Local Channels are all free and will be provided by state, so you will get all local channels from that state. For every 100 channels it will be $10.00 Which is fare. 600 channels would be 60.00 And I will provide the on demand, paper view and and other Have to by networks to any package. Still have to by but it's provided cheaper. Movie channels come free for the first year and $5.00 a month after.
  • Chris beginner adviser said on May 19, 2011
    Jason You would never make a profit like that, I work in upper management at the local Cable Co and it is not the cable companies fault, the networks constantly demand more money to broadcast their stations resulting in the customer paying more for dervice HBO currently charges us in the ball park of 10.00 per month for each subscriber and a flat rate 125,000 per month, we currently serve around 200,000 customers. You do the math!
  • john said on June 15, 2011
    hello everyone i have a home in the philippines and can't get internet was thinking of starting a internet comp.to bring to peoples homes.they have internet cafes in the area but they said they can't bring to homes i think thats because they want everyone to go to there cafe that they own.so what will i need to get this started. thanks john
  • Marcel said on December 28, 2011
    John, I am in the same situation as you. I am thinking of starting the same business in Haiti by bringing internet to homes in Haiti so everyone can have access to internet. Please let me know what you find out. We might be able to share ideas. Marcel Dera
  • Bipin said on December 30, 2011
    Respected friend i am interested for starting household wire manufacturing firm in Uttar Pradesh(East) area with also interested in opening solar lightening firm in village area. kindly guide me what tools and total investment require for starting from micro firm and also give me comment about my market area. Guide me what type of machinery require, please guide me regarding this all.
  • Pantoe said on February 5, 2012
    Hey everyone, I am a cable technician with a very great ideas about starting a cable company, I have a set team that work very hard if anyone is interested please email me or call me at 2157587427. Thanks
  • Kanav Talwar said on March 3, 2012
    Hi i am kanav talwar from India (Punjab) and i want to set up a cable plant. For that i would like to know about the machinery , investment , area required to set up a plant and marketing strategies. So please hit back as soon as possible.
  • stephen said on March 19, 2012
    Out of curiosity I live in Alabama and am tired of one cable company monopolizing the customers it currently it provides service for. My question is what would be the potential startup cost be to get another cable company up and going? The cable company servicing here is headquarter in Arizona and if a channel freezes or goes out they drag their feet on getting the problem resolved.
  • Robert said on March 23, 2012
    I am in Michigan and in need to know how to become an independent contractor for installing cable. I been a field technician for two years working for ACI, contractor for comcast. Looking to start my own.
  • Noorul hassan bhat said on April 8, 2012
    hai friends i want 2 set my business in tv cable net working need for basic information about machinery call plz 917298921577
  • pushpendra chauhan said on April 16, 2012
    hi friends i wish to open cable plant in bulandshahr U.P , i have land but dont have idea how to start pls guide me.
  • T said on April 22, 2012
    To all of you that want to start a cable company etc... Please, really please!!! Start a cable company that will demolish all of them. What I mean is give better prices and none of that 3 or 6 month crap, keep the same price if your going to do a 2 year contract, non of that 1 year and then jacking up the price the second year. Offer good channels too many channels suck. Good luck to you
  • T said on April 23, 2012
    Oh, and I will just stick with regular analog tv until someone can give me the best deal ever. But for now I'm happy with regular tv ( no hassles ) I'm a tuarus, so I'm stubborn LOL
  • anthony said on May 2, 2012
    Hello everyone. i'm very interested in starting my own local cable HD Channel here in los angeles. But i'm asking of anyone that may have the proper information on starting a local cable hd channel. What are the regulations, what type of licenses are there and will i make money doing it this way or what.
  • jack said on May 13, 2012
    located out of mass.We travel from state to state installing cable. come one come all. Contact info
  • Mahesh said on June 18, 2012
    Hello friends my self mahesh(maharashtra) i want to start small house wire industries but i have no idea. So please guide me my mo. no. 7588556374
  • Jason Trethaway said on July 19, 2012
    I am looking to open or partner up a cable company dealing in copper in the northern new jersey region. i have been working in a supply house for about ten years and just need the right information of starting up a cable company any information would be great. email trethaway15@gmail.com
  • Christoper said on September 9, 2012
    Hello, I'm working on starting up a network cable installation, VOIP, and possibly Wi-Fi services in Houston, TX. I've been doing cabling for 6 years. I would like some assistance with anyone who's trying to break into business maybe even partnership. I can use the help and a motivated individual can really get this going. My email is taylor.christopher017@gmail.com
  • kunal ranawat said on December 4, 2012
    I am from mumbai & already into this business (polycab). now i would like to start my own company or purchase a distributorship of any brand. plz help?
  • Chris said on December 12, 2012
    Miami Fl. I would like to open a Cable company, please send me the information and ideas.
  • Jessica said on December 16, 2012
    What steps would I take to get a vendor contract with a cable company? I know AT&T UVERSE contracts with vendors around my area, but I can't find anything on their website.
  • richard quimpo said on December 21, 2012
    hi! first of all i'm 18 years service in structured cabling at the any other company, actually i'm working in DOHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT as a supervisor at the MHT cabling com. i have a lot of experiences in communication cabling, my question is how can i start a small cabling business in my local country in this phil..
  • Mark said on January 18, 2013
    I have been working on starting my own high speed internet service for a long time there are many hoops to jump through including with the FCC, PUC, and wireline coordinator. The main issue i'm having is financing the only option is to fund is mostly myself which is expensive to say the least.
  • Ryan said on February 8, 2013
    electrical computer engineering degree interested in buying out existing cable company in Philadelphia Pennsylvania tristate area new York new jersey Delaware. interested partners email me RyanRaiker@limitedlimeconsulting.com
  • Loh Tean Hin (Gilbert) said on March 24, 2013
    I am currently COO of wire and cable manufacturing. Wish to explore international market (OEM). My personal email lohteanhin@hotmail.com
  • tiks said on April 7, 2013
    Hi sir I want to start a cable manufacturing plant in haryana Gurgaon and Delhi Narela. will you please tell me about machine, raw material, land, and lowest budget requirement. help me any one
  • Fasil Abitew said on July 22, 2013
    Dear Sirs, I would like to open a data cable manufacturing plant in Ethiopia. Would you please advice me on how I can successfully do it.
  • Kwall said on August 3, 2013
    I would like to know how much is the average cost on how to start cable company?
  • Rueben Moodley said on October 14, 2013
    We would like to open a cable/wire manufacturing plant in South Africa. I have a partner with several years experience in cable manufacturing. We need assistance with funding and marketing. Any assistance would be appreciated. thank you.
  • Tim said on November 5, 2013
    I was recently offered a deal to get comcast free. The girl stays in Ohio. She told me for $100 I can get cable in Florida. I don't want to go the illegal route though. I would like to become an independent contractor. Please email me at sixfiguregoals@gmail.com
  • sudhakar said on December 12, 2013
    I need information how to start cable network company in andhra pradesh
  • sathish kumar said on December 21, 2013
    i am sathish kumar. i would like to open a cable/wire manufacture company in karur, tamil nadu, india... investment 1000000. please send my email id;vsksathish123@gmail.com
  • CLEAR SYNOPSIS, LLC said on December 29, 2013
    My business location is the Raleigh/Durham area. I am interested in starting a communications company but I think that my best start would be providing a trained, qualified technicians as a service to the bigger companies until I have the financing to start the Cabling company. Please email me with any information you can provide.
  • gezel said on January 28, 2014
    I LIVE IN GEORGIA AND AM TRYING TO START A CABLE COMPANY AND NEED SOME MORE INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE PARTNERS EMAIL ME AT GINGERYEYS_88@HOTMAIL.COM
  • James said on February 15, 2014
    I have a lot of experience in the phone and cable company as an installer and a repair tech in and outside the home. In the cable company from the tap to the interior of the home. I also know from the CO to the interior of the home I am interested in starting my own cable or phone company. How can I get it started.
  • BUDHESH CHATTERPAUL said on February 18, 2014
    Hello, My location is 60 FIRST AVENUE, BARTICA, ESSEQUIBO RIVER, REGION 7,GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA.
  • Michael B Frobouck said on February 20, 2014
    I believe micro cable companies would be the solution. As the monopoly tighten on the US market and as the economy sinks, enterprising individuals will seek to create there own opportunity and bypass the standard methods. This is especially viable in population dense areas. Example: A apartment building owner could provide his own cable service to his tenants. The "how to" is put together for that building owner through a "Franchise Lease Agreement" It provide the equipment, cable video content and a list of able subcontractors who are able to install and service the equipment. By being small you can custom the video to the consumer and bypass federal state and local restrictions because the larger partner has already complied with those regulations. I have the finance people, I need the team members to put this together. If you are interested E-mail to "The Phoenix" at phoenixhomeconst@comcast.net.
  • Robinson said on February 24, 2014
    Hi guys, Just a suggestion. If you plan to provide video or movie services like comcast. Why not just get a copy right from the movie or producer of the movie and get a fast internet and have someone program a system to be able to provide movie thru internet. And as your business grows then you will have more money to spend on setting up your own network infrastructure.
  • Vincent Rincon said on March 23, 2014
    Hi guys My name is Vincent Rincon and I'm from Texas! I have a idea for a remote Cable trap idea. The cable company will not have to send there tech to climb up the pole to connect/disconnect a customer. I will share this idea with anyone that wants to really move forward and build it and can help me introduce it to a cable company. This can be built and we can create a sub contractor for different companies as well. If you are interested please email me or call me @ 903.200.9494. texasinc@gmail.com Thank you! Vince
  • mike said on March 26, 2014
    hello everyone, I stumbled on this page and was just reading thru some of the comments I have a local cable company in my town that goes thru phone lines and it sucks I want to start one that goes thru cable for phone internet and tv I also want to move it to another town that only has dish or antenna tv I have a building I can use and maybe even buy later I need some help starting this because I know there is a lot to do suck as programing boxes in the warehouse I have been installing cable for a while and I own my own business at doing it I live in Oklahoma and if anyone is interested in being a partner please contact me my current population is at 827 or so and I roughly pay 160.00 a month for cable so this town is about 100,000.00 town a month and the other town is probably at 500 or so people plus there's businesses there that said they would love to get a better deal with cable same as my home town so anyone interested please contact me and i'm looking for a seriously interested people because this is a 2.5 million a year opportunity. wintersteinllc@outlook.com
  • David said on April 18, 2014
    I have a revolutionary idea for a new cable tv provider. I have the idea but no experience in this field. I am willing to share in the long term rewards of this endeavor and am willing to take on partners with the connections and knowledge on how to get this idea off the ground. I am located in San Jose Ca so if your local or able to communicate through email to discuss this great idea please contact me. I believe this can revolutionize the industry and will cater to the customers needs and wants. Thank you.
  • Aakib said on May 15, 2014
    guys i also want to start own cable company but i have not much idea for process of cable connection. if anybody know about its. plz must suggest me through email- aakibk143@gmail.com or ph. 09709234647here is various people want to be consumer. Thank you
  • teena roy said on May 29, 2014
    We can provide you with the complete details with regard to starting up a tv channel . from licensing documentation to commissioning and technical infrastructure and nontechnical infrastructure. distribution of the channel . man power resources required for it . the business plan and bank documents necessary. Please do contact us for further details so we can help you the best. 08592092010 or email us at info@mediakaster.com
  • Maria said on June 20, 2014
    Hi guys, if you like to hire skilled professional to install your cable wiring, CONTACT US AT 0922-803-3536. We also offer CCTV installation, computer set-up and repair, telephone line installation and internet cabling. Contact us now! Thank you.
  • Luis said on July 27, 2014
    K&C cables. hi I want to star the own company I have 18 years experience in the cable business we have experience in custom cables like fibers optics. patch cat-5 6 coax cables a lot thing I need help to star running the company in custom cables assembly
  • william said on January 1, 2015
    I am interested in setting a cable company in Charlotte, NC, USA. What do I need to do? I am military veteran
  • sam said on March 7, 2015
    Hi guys, I am from middle east and basically Indian. I have a-z knowledge of fiber copper (category cables and control cables) and fire cables. Also sever cabinets and accessories. I am planning to build a new brand by doing tie up with high profile manufacturers in Taiwan and china ( bear in mind the market leaders panduit belden etc are using chinese OEM) there is a very cost effective solution and can be operated from UK or us by setting up a quality control office or virtual office to start with any body willing to invest please mail me at trad4free@gmail.com
  • Gassan said on April 11, 2015
    hello, I am looking for experience partner to establish copper and FO factory in Middle East. Gassan78@yahoo.com
  • Muhummad Saeed said on April 13, 2015
    Hi guys i need the total cost of putting up a copper cable (light and heavy) manufacturing plant sourced from germany with machinery support services in south africa if someone could please forward me a contact/website anything would be of great appreciation. thanks moola.ms@gmail.com
  • Abdel Kader said on September 7, 2015
    I am interested in starting up a copper cable (light and heavy) manufacturing plant in the Middle East. Would like a source to be from germany with machinery support services. Could someone forward me a contact/website that would help with this regards, I would greatly appreciate it. My Email: stepy22@yahoo.com. regards,
  • Lionel said on November 4, 2015
    Hi Guys i have been in the IT Business for more than 20 years.Want to start a data cabling business in SA . I have no experience in going on my own. Need some tips and/or experienced partner. I am an network engineer. regards Lionel
  • sireesha said on February 27, 2016
    Hi guys i need information about cable tv business and what process we must take for newly starters.pls let me know.my contact no:9949468778.
  • stazia said on March 7, 2016
    Stazia, New york, I am looking to start my own cable company here because thee no competitor for TWC besides Direct tv and I know it would be a great turn out. please help me.
  • Sue&Liz said on April 14, 2016
    Stazia. i am from Rochester and you have the same thought i have about TWC. I want to start a business. let me know if you have interest in have business partners, seriously.contact me. Thank You.
  • GAURAV MITTAL said on June 20, 2016
    I want to open cable company in my city arozabad. I m fresher in this field. Kindly tell me
  • Sanjay said on July 9, 2016
    Hello I want to start cable manufacturing company, I am new in this field, kindly help me in this, what kind of machinery needed? And how much costs for all plant and machinery? Any certificate require for cable making? My email is skmevada@gmail.com
  • RROOK said on November 28, 2016
    Hi There I have been asked to sell on the contents of a 16.000 sqft unit full of Wire and Cable Manufacturing machines here in the UK, ie Extruders Lay up machines Bunchers Please email me if this would be of interest to you Richard, rjrook44@gmail.com
  • shahbaz said on December 7, 2016
    King cables. we make every kind of wire and cables in very very low price in pakistan. if anybody interested to buy wire and cables in very very low prices please tell us on [kingcables11@gmail.com].

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