NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, formerly the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the National Cable Television Association and, prior to that, the National Community Television Association, was chartered in 1952 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where it had a membership consisting of 19 operators. Offices were opened in Washington, D.C., in 1953. In 1967, the name was officially changed to National Cable Television Association, and in 1981 the Association moved to 1724 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. In 2006, NCTA moved to its current offices at 25 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. NCTA’s Board of Directors changed the name of the association to The National Cable & Telecommunications Association in 2001 and as of December 2016, the Board approved a name and brand change to NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. Its members include owners and operators of cable television systems serving more than 85% of the nation’s cable television customers, as well as more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is also a leading provider of residential broadband service to U.S. households. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art competitive voice service to more than 30 million customers.
On behalf of its membership, the Association's primary mission is to advance the cable television industry's public policy interests before Congress, the Executive Branch and the Courts, and, in addition, to encourage and promote the industry's operating, programming, and technology developments in order to better serve the American public.
NCTA’s challenges and goals as an association are to stimulate public policy which fosters the growth and prosperity of the cable industry. To achieve this end, NCTA's employees, who are highly visible as industry representatives, are expected to perform at a consistently high level of professionalism. Just "doing the job" is not enough.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, formerly the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the National Cable Television Association and, prior to that, the National Community Television Association, was…