UMBC offers resident students access to local and premium channels through its cable television network. There is one CATV jack in each residence hall room and apartment common room. In Chesapeake, Susquehanna, Patapsco and Potomac Halls, the jack is located on the underside of the communications box.
Use a RG-6 coaxial cable to connect from the room jack to the television (or other type of receiver). Coaxial cabling may be purchased from the Campus Bookstore. Do not staple or kink cabling, as this may damage the cable and reduce signal quality.
A digital television, or a Clear-QAM tuner, is required to receive the channels.