NCTA — The Internet & Television Association
street view
Nationwide Impact

Connecting All of America

Cable’s identity is one of innovation, creativity and impact everywhere – a significant contributor to the national economy and America’s workforce, and an essential infrastructure for the millions of consumers that use broadband to stay connected and TV to be informed and entertained. Billions of dollars annually are invested to improve the reliability, speed and capacity of networks. And billions more are creating the award-winning TV shows that can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere. Cable industry employees can be found in nearly every community in both urban and rural areas. It’s a diverse workforce of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Read more about the economic impact of the industry in this full report and fact sheet.

Impact Facts & Stats

Billions of dollars have been invested to build broadband networks and create amazing TV programming.

$290B
Investment in infrastructure over the last 20 years
$430B
Investment in TV programming over the last 20 years
300+
Employees in Every Congressional District
$3.5B
Fees contributed to state and local governments

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

Select your state to display economic information.
CT
DE
DC
MA
MD
NH
NJ
RI
VT
Direct & Indirect Jobs
25,096
Cable Operator Employees
2,797
Total Economic Impact
$3.95 billion
NCTA Member Operators
Stories

Keeping America Connected

Learn more about the innovators building the world's most powerful technology network, and the creators making the TV entertainment we all love.

distance learning

Cable providers' ongoing efforts to support distance learning include expanding low-cost options and working with school districts to connect students so they can learn from home.