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Fast Facts About Cable's $421 Billion Impact

Fast Facts About Cable's $421 Billion Impact

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What other industry employs nearly 300 people in every congressional district in the United States? America's cable internet providers and TV programmers are known for innovative solutions and advances in broadband and entertainment that they bring to millions of consumers everyday, but the cable industry also leaves its mark in another very important way--the nation's economy. 

From Alaska to Hawaii to Wyoming, the cable industry accounts for an astounding $421 billion total economic impact and supports 2.9 million jobs. And as we learned earlier this year from CTHRA's 2017 Annual Compensation Surveys, the industry is ever-expanding when it comes to new job opportunities and growth. ISPs and programmers continue to invest billions to further upgrade networks and services to stay ahead of consumer demand. As new technologies and products continue to be introduced, cable's economic footprint will only continue to grow. 

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