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I would just run two RG-6/U to each location, with one carrying the Cable TV signal and one carrying a split of the OTA signal. The OTA goes in to the TV set, so you can get all of your locals (even the ones that Cable does not carry) and they can also be a "backup", and the TV neds to be set for "Air" or "Antenna" mode. The Cable TV feed goes in to the cable boxes, and they should be feeding video and audio signals to the sets.
If you plan to split the Cable feed, you could use a two-way splitter before the 4-way or 8-way, to feed the internet modem.
The modem and the cable boxes are all likely to be bi-directional, so they all will be calling-out upstream anyway, so not a big deal...if they are on a good line, there should be plenty of power to launch back to the Cable company. The Cable guys just like to keep the path a bit shorter on the internet modem side of things.
Ken English, Sr. Engineer, KSL-TV.
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