First time poster here. So when the cable company first installed service when my grandparents bought their house in 2000, they threw everything in the crawlspace and drilled up through the floor to run the cables into the house. No wall plates, just a hole in the floor and carpet. Now I am living with my grandma to help her out as she is almost 90. I went in the crawlspace and the cables are still a mess, most of which are laying in the dirt (see photos). My question is: is the amplifier necessary? Am I better off pulling out what I can and running it all through the attic. I'm thinking of running CAT6 up there anyhow. Any suggestions are appreciated!