Investing in Georgia. Connecting Communities.

The cable industry has been an economic engine in Georgia for over three decades.

Cable may not have started in Georgia, but companies like Cox Communications, Turner, CNN, the Weather Channel and Scientific Atlanta (Cisco Systems) have put our state at the forefront of the cable industry while providing jobs for tens of thousands of people.

Providers like Comcast, Charter and Mediacom have made extensive investments in the state, from running fiber and coaxial cable in communities to the local operations centers that support the network technology and services needed to keep the system running. Both Charter and Comcast have regional headquarters in the state, bringing more high-paying jobs and talent into Georgia.

Over $1.6 billion in upgrades and investments have been made in the last 10 years alone, extending lines to communities that have never been linked before and upgrading networks to accommodate the increased bandwidth needs of a digital economy. Rural providers like Carnesville Cable, Waycross Cable and Kennedy Cablevision in Reidsville have connected schools and industries to the internet and provided competition in phone and internet service, helping to bring the benefits of technology and competition to rural areas as well.

Cable is also an active partner in the communities they serve, donating time and money to numerous community-based organizations.

Economic Impact:

  • Over 2 million Georgia households in 882 communities are served by cable. (Source: Cable and Television Factbook 2010, Warren Communications)
  • Approximately 7,500 Georgians are employed by cable systems throughout the State, earning an aggregate payroll in excess of $100,000,000. Another 16,000 Georgians are employed in cable-related jobs. (Source: GCA member survey)
  • $1.6 billion+ in investments in Georgia since 2000. (Source: GCA member survey)
Cable's economic contribution is not limited solely to taxes and franchise fees. Goods and services purchased by Georgia's cable systems from local businesses across the state exceed $300 million annually. (Source: GCA member survey)