IMPACT OF CABLE
The cable industry delivers entertainment, information and telecommunications services to tens of millions of American consumers and businesses. Through its aggressive re-investment of capital and efforts to deploy new and innovative services to consumers, the industry has fostered the development of a highly competitive market and has been a catalyst for broadband growth in the U.S. Through these investment and innovation initiatives, the industry has exerted a substantial impact on the United States economy. In addition, the subscription television program network industry has a substantial economic impact of its own – one that is both linked to and distinct from its role as a supplier to the cable industry.