Some CG's in areas served by Comcast have had their cable systems put out of reach to people who aren't Comcast TV customers. we came across this at the end of last season in Woodland WA. It had happened just a few days before we stayed there.
We have Comcast at the S&B, so we're familiar with it. Comcast went digital shortly after the national switch from analog over-the-air to digital. Of course, Comcast's digitisation is a different format, requires a proprietary decoder and takes the channel control away from the TV set to the Comcast box and a Comcast remote control. it's a PITA because the Comcast remote doesn't handle things like color and tint, so you have to keep the TV set's remote handy in case those need changing. Our old CRT TV's , both in the RV and the S&B, revert to the garish coloring of the factory settings if the power goes off. Of course, in the RV, the power goes off every time you move to another CG!
The CG in Woodland had no advance warning of the effect of the change and were told that they'd have to provide a set-top box and remote to each visitor! We haven't been back this season, so we aren't sure what the deal is.
We were at Jantzen Beach, in Portland OR, a few days ago and found (after the office had closed for the day) that we couldn't get a TV signal. When we tried to get the TV to "find available channels", it couldn't find any at all.
IMO, cable companies should be required to provide customers who have multiple users, like campgrounds, with global decoders so that all the sites have analog signals that will allow your TV to change channels, etc. Some CGs we've stayed at have satellite systems with a central converter that provides signals to the sites that are to the old NTSC analog standard.
Frank and Eileen
No longer RVers or FR owners