NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Investing in America

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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.

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

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Direct & Indirect Jobs


Cable Operator Employees


Total Economic Impact

$4.541 billion

NCTA Member Operators


Industry Facts

Economic Impact
Direct and
Indirect Jobs
Employees in Every
Congressional District
Investment in Infrastructure
over the Last 20 Years
Investment in TV Programming
over the Last 20 Years
Fees Contributed to State and Local Governments
Community Full of Jobs Map