October 23, 2014

Quick Facts About Cable

Around the United States

Cable operators have invested $174 billion over the last 15 years, and this investment has been felt in every community across the nation.

As of 2010, the cable industry, directly and indirectly, accounted for almost 1.8 million US job, representing $77 billion in personal income. The gross economic output attributable to the industry amounted to $251 billion.

There are cable employees in all 50 states, and there are 7,400 locally based cable systems.

In Missouri

Cable Operator Employees: nearly 5,000 people
Customers: 760,000+ video customers, 600,000+ Internet customers, and 284,000+ telephone customers
Economic Impact: $60 million per year in technology improvements & $300 million over the last five years.
Tax Base: $33+ million annually in state taxes.
Franchise Fees: Cable operators pay $30+ million in franchise fees

Information from Select Congressional Districts

1st Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 673
Total Local Effects: 5,100 jobs
Economic Impact: $723 million

2nd Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 865
Total Local Effects: 6,555 jobs
Economic Impact: $929 million

3rd Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 531
Total Local Effects: 4,028 jobs
Economic Impact: $571 million

4th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 317
Total Local Effects: 2,403 jobs
Economic Impact: $341 million

5th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 498
Total Local Effects: 3,775 jobs
Economic Impact: $535 million

6th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 358
Total Local Effects: 2,712 jobs
Economic Impact: $384 million

7th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 423
Total Local Effects: 3,207 jobs
Economic Impact: $455 million

8th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 362
Total Local Effects: 2,745 jobs
Economic Impact: $389 million

9th Congressional District

Cable Operator Employees: 368
Total Local Effects: 2,787 jobs
Economic Impact: $395 million