On behalf of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association, it is my pleasure to provide you “Cable Beyond the Box,” a new report on our industry and its many contributions to our state. Just as California cable has evolved, so has its power to transform our society. California is among the largest and most diverse states in the nation. We possess a unique personality, a sophisticated lifestyle and vibrant economy. We are 38 million people strong living in an area that stretches more than 155,000 square miles from the Oregon border to Mexico. We speak more than 70 different languages. We have 287 universities and community colleges. We possess the most creative workforce in the world. We are the cradle of the entertainment industry – from television, video gaming, music and movies. We are home to technology companies that have reshaped the way people around the world communicate with one another and consume movies, music and other entertainment, much of which is created right here in the Golden State. High-speed cable broadband makes much of this possible. We are a quiet yet undeniable force that binds Californians together with a vast and robust fiber-optic network that is available to 98% of all California households. An astounding one out of every two California households subscribes to cable. And this is just the beginning. With a broadband network second to none, California cable has laid the foundation for an amazing future the state is just beginning to imagine.
California Cable & Telecommunications Association