NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Connecting Every American

Building Broadband's Future

Having a high-speed internet connection at home opens up a world of opportunity. It is essential for education, remote work, communicating with friends and family and so much more. The cable industry has built gigabit speed networks that reach most of America and is working to extend access to communities that are being connected for the first time. With a focused effort on reaching unserved homes, the goal of connecting all Americans is finally within reach.

Broadband Across America

See how cable operators are bringing opportunity to every corner of America as they continue to build out high-speed networks. Click on the pins to explore the success stories.

Experience Matters

With fast and reliable internet comes a world of opportunity. America's cable industry has the expertise to connect communities in every corner of the country.

Cable Industry Impact

Connecting All Americans

99% of cable's footprint have access to gigabit internet speeds.
Source: FCC
9.2+M new households connected to the internet by cable ISPs since 2019.
Source: FCC Data
Consumers connected via cablelow-cost broadband programs in the last 10 years.
Source: NCTA member company data

Investing in Infrastructure

$185 billion invested in infrastructure and networks by cable ISPs from 2012-2022, with $21.7B invested in 2022 alone.
Source: S&P Global
Total miles of fiber-optic cable within cable networks nationwide.
Source: NCTA estimates based on company disclosures

Economic Impact

Cable employees in every congressional district.
Source: Bortz Media
Jobs accounted for by cable (direct & indirect) in all areas of the country.
Source: Bortz Media

Expanding Rural Broadband

The cable industry is committed to being part of the solution, building out high-speed networks to all corners of the country, ensuring everyone has access to our nation’s opportunity infrastructure. Cable operators have the knowledge and experience to use funding made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act strategically and efficiently. Let’s keep expanding rural infrastructure and make universal broadband a reality.

rural mountain scene

Investing in Infrastructure

Billions in annual private capital investment has enabled cable operators to build and continually upgrade broadband networks that offer gigabit speeds throughout America.

Amount invested in 2022 on infrastructure and networks1
Homes with broadband availability added between 2019 and 2021 including 727K rural homes2
Average U.S. download speed in June 20223
Amount Wi-Fi contributes annually to the economy4
man and woman working together in a server rack
Sources: (1) S&P Global; (2) FCC data; (3) Ookla; (4) Wi-Fi Forward

Closing the Digital Divide

The cable industry is committed to closing the digital divide by offering programs that help families overcome barriers to broadband access. Through low-cost internet service, computer equipment, and digital literacy training for low-income Americans, cable providers are expanding access and opportunity across the country.

young girl using a computer to learn

Future-Proofing the Network

The cable industry is building the broadband network of the future, featuring fiber-rich technologies, constant monitoring and self-healing infrastructure, and an advanced network management system. The 10G network will deliver internet speeds up to 10 gigabits per second with the power, capacity, and security to power America's digital future.