NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Environmental Sustainability

Creating and Delivering Content and Connectivity More Sustainably

Whether greening business practices, setting ambitious climate goals or shining the light on pressing environmental issues, the cable industry is driving progress on environmental sustainability.

In offices and facilities, companies are transitioning to renewable energy and expanding efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling. Creators are embedding environmental sustainability in front of and behind the camera — reducing carbon emissions and minimizing waste during production, while creating content that raises awareness and drives broader environmental action.

And throughout network infrastructure — from data centers to cables, home internet equipment to set-top boxes — providers are improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions while designing products and packaging to minimize waste and increase recyclability. 

Advancing Environmental Sustainability at Every Step

remote work

Broadband-Powered Remote Work Is Good for the Environment

High-speed broadband makes remote work successful with fewer vehicles on the roads, leading to both tremendous savings in gasoline purchased and significant reduction in CO2 emissions. 

Setting Standards Above and Beyond

Voluntary Agreements Save Emissions and Lower Energy Costs

For years, the cable industry has worked with device manufacturers and industry groups like the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and CableLabs® to voluntarily set high standards for the energy efficiency of video devices and small network equipment. The agreements have saved consumers billions on their energy bills and prevented millions of tons of CO2 from being released into Earth's atmosphere.

Saved in energy costs by U.S. consumers since 2012 due to voluntary energy standards for video equipment.
Metric tons of CO2 saved from efficient video equipment since 2012.
Increase in energy-efficiency for small network equipment since 2015.
Of new network devices met efficiency standards.
Voluntary Agreements Save Emissions and Lower Energy Costs
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