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Economic Impact

Investing in America

If there is one trademark of the American cable industry, it’s that you can find employees in nearly every community, with at least 300 in every congressional district. An industry that was born in rural America continues to build powerful broadband networks in nearly every corner of our country. At the same time, it continues to produce the award-winning TV programming that is attracting the best creators and brightest stars, transforming living rooms into home theaters. It’s a diverse workforce of all skill levels and backgrounds.

In a highly competitive marketplace, the industry's story is one of growth, creativity and innovation. Its expansion continues to have a significant positive impact not only on the national economy and workforce, but also on the millions of consumers and businesses that utilize its innovative services and features. Billions of dollars annually are being invested to improve the speed and capacity of networks. And, billions more are creating the celebrated shows and TV Everywhere services so viewers can enjoy their favorite entertainment anytime and anywhere.

See the full report and fact sheet.

A Study of the Cable Industry's Impact on the U.S. Economy

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Direct & Indirect Jobs
25,096
Cable Operator Employees
2,797
Total Economic Impact
$3.95 billion
NCTA Member Operators
NH
VT
MA
RI
CT
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DC
$450B
Industry Economic Impact
3M
Direct and Indirect Jobs
300+
Employees in Every Congressional District
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Cable's Workforce

Our workforce represents all demographic and educational backgrounds, spanning both rural and urban communities throughout America. They maintain the infrastructure that keeps the internet running and deliver the entertainment experiences that many Americans enjoy.

$290B
Investment in infrastructure over the last 20 years
$430B
Investment in TV programming over the last 20 years
$3.5B
Fees contributed to state and local governments
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New Opportunities in Rural America

When Eagle Communications turned the small town of St. Francis, Kansas, into a gigabit community, it opened up more opportunities than ever before and brought its residents to the cutting edge of technology.