Installations are a breeze when homes have modern, structured wiring. In homes built 20 years ago, it was typical for builders to only install 2 telephone jacks and 2 coax outlets. Anything else would cost extra, money that new home owners typically did not have and could not justify spending.
It's not uncommon for Rogers to run coax on outside walls or to replace interior runs of RG-59 coax with exterior runs of RG-6. In an older home, there is no guarantee that you will even have any coax running into the basement.