The Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association represents the cable television and telecommunications industry in the Ohio General Assembly, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the United States Congress on issues of importance to our current and future businesses.
The Association also conducts and coordinates a number of public affairs programs for its members and works with the media to communicate issues and events of importance.
Cable's Contributions to Ohio
- The cable industry employs more than 8,300 people across Ohio.
- Ohio cable operators pay over $400 million in wages to Ohioans.
- Cable operators pay more than $75 million annually in franchise fees to localities in Ohio.
- Cable operators pay over $64 million annually in state and local taxes.
- Cable operators pay more than $42 million in state sales tax .
- Cable operators have invested over $1.5 billion in updating equipment and technology in the past three years.
- Ohio's cable operators have provided over 4,500 schools with free wiring and cable service and offers free or discounted Internet service to many of those schools.
Click here to view an analysis of the cable industry's impact on the U.S. economy and see interactive maps with district-by-district information.
A complete glossary of cable telecommunications technology is available on the web site of The Cable Center .
For national industry information and statistics, visit the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) website at www.NCTA.com.